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dc.contributor.advisorEast, David S.en
dc.contributor.authorDowd, Jenny Kistneren_US
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Springen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (May 26, 2006)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art.en_US
dc.description.abstractCollections have somber implications. The context imposed onto objects that have been elevated and isolated to the status of a collection is a manufactured one. Commonplace, temporal or captivating objects are relegated to the sterile status of specimens when they are collected for the sake of preservation and study. For me this obsessive act of collecting is disconcerting, yet at the same time strangely satisfying. In my body of work, Mistaking Artifice for Reality, it is precisely this tension between satisfaction, study and obsession that serves as my focus. In this installation, the created object has been transformed in a disturbing manner by being isolated, duplicated, measured, organized, studied, broken, preserved and catalogued. An insidious undertone of control saturates the environment in which this study takes place, seeking to cause a shift in the perception of the viewer. The arena and method of study is meant to be unsettling. This installation highlights the obsessive qualities of human nature and the consequences of a devotion that stems from the human penchant for obsessive collection, dominance, study and control. Once we take objects into our possession and elevate them to the status of being special or prized, the object is transformed into something artificial.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b55450532en_US
dc.identifier.otherDowdJ-042805-T981en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4319
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2005 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2005 Theses
dc.subject.lcshPotteryen_US
dc.subject.lcshSculptureen_US
dc.titleMistaking artifice for realityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArteng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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