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dc.contributor.advisorClarke, Bede, 1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorShelly, Ian Matthewen_US
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 18, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionThesis advisor: R. Bede Clarke.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.F.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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.extentix, 72 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.merlinb79430636
dc.identifier.oclc649046233en_US
dc.identifier.otherShellyI-050410-T4326en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8079
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses
dc.subject.lcshPotteryen_US
dc.subject.lcshScience in arten_US
dc.subject.lcshWeapons in arten_US
dc.subject.lcshIconoclasm in arten_US
dc.titleIt's elementary my dear Watsonen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArteng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.F.A.en_US


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