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dc.contributor.advisor Clarke, Bede, 1956- en_US
dc.contributor.author Shelly, Ian Matthew en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T19:18:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T19:18:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other ShellyI-050410-T4326 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8079
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 18, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: R. Bede Clarke. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.F.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art. en_US
dc.description.abstract This creative research explores connections between the fields of scientific research, weapons proliferation and ceramic art making. My work consists of a twisted world of these themes seen and told through childhood imagery and subjects. The juxtaposition of violence and destruction against innocence and playfulness and the cyclical way that I engage both intuitively and through calculation with my artwork are vital in impressing a notion of conflict's early presence and danger in our lives. The overlap of weapons, chemistry and art is embodied in the relationships of the characters within these compositions and their iconographic meanings. This amalgamation is constructed through installations, sculptures and miniature models employing numerous kinds of ceramic and non-ceramic materials such as metal, wood, plastics and glass. These works present conflict as similar to chemistry - omnipresent and unavoidable. The truths explored here feature a convoluted personal narrative, where family portraiture is seen through the lenses of our scientists and the imaginations of our children. Within the microcosmic worlds that the characters and environments in this work construct, the viewer is presented with simultaneous situations of destruction and unity. It is my intent through this imagery to lead my audience towards a greater appreciation of multiple views and non-binary biases. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 72 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pottery en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science in art en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Weapons in art en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Iconoclasm in art en_US
dc.title It's elementary my dear Watson en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Art en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.F.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b79430636
dc.identifier.oclc 649046233 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses


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