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dc.contributor.advisorEast, David S.eng
dc.contributor.authorDowd, Jenny Kistnereng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Springeng
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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (May 26, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art.eng
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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b55450532eng
dc.identifier.otherDowdJ-042805-T981eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4319eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2005 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2005 Theseseng
dc.source.originalSubmitted by University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.subject.lcshPotteryeng
dc.subject.lcshSculptureeng
dc.titleMistaking artifice for realityeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArt (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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