Minding the skies

dc.contributor.advisorCanright, Sarahen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMiller, Melissaen
dc.creatorJohnson, Bethany Joen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-08T14:47:54Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-08T14:47:54Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.date.updated2011-08-08T14:49:37Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis report outlines the conceptual, procedural and material evolution of my artistic practice over the course of the past three years. Throughout all of the changes my artwork has undergone during this time, my work has always dealt with the combination of (and sometimes conflict between) a scientific, logical, utilitarian truth, and a more poetic, emotive and oblique conception of knowledge. This preoccupation reflects my own impulse to both understand my environment in the most conventionally factual way, while simultaneously acknowledging its hopeless (but profound and poetic) complexity, subjectivity and obscurity. As a manifestation of these concerns, my artistic output includes diagrammatic compositions, philosophical illustrations, drawings of scientific imagery, portfolios of cartographic documents and methodical replications of scientific experiments. In this report I outline the various, complimentary ways in which I consider the notion of epistemological collapse.en
dc.description.departmentStudio Arten
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3095en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3095en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectPaintingen
dc.subjectTechniqueen
dc.subjectScience in arten
dc.subjectSoot paintingen
dc.titleMinding the skiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentStudio Arten
thesis.degree.disciplineStudio Arten
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Artsen
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