Hand to mouth

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Publication Type thesis project paper
School or College Master of Arts
Department Art/Art History
Creator Ramachandran, Sylvia Meena
Title Hand to mouth
Date 2006-08
Description Just as we make tools to try to overcome our limitations, we make gestures to try to connect with people and things beyond ourselves. In this exhibition, I consider the utensil as a poetic extension of the body. The work follows a decade of contemplating the meaningfulness of daily tasks and of the objects used to perform them. Studying other artists and writers has been a significant part of my creative practice. Their work has helped me to see how inanimate objects can express human experience, how these items can acquire a psychological and emotional significance beyond their utilitarian value, and how bodily actions are connected to spiritual life. Reflecting on these ideas, I have used the spoon both as a metaphor and as a basis for abstraction. The challenge of constructing these extremely fragile forms from porcelain and bone china provided abundant opportunities for technical discovery. The difficulties and limitations I encountered became essential to my overall concept. The ideas I have developed during this project have suggested new directions to explore as I continue to study the expressive potential of line and of forms based on functional objects.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Alternate Title Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management (c)Sylvia Meena Ramachandran
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 24,596 bytes
Identifier ir-mfa/id/209
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Date Created 2016-09-01
Date Modified 2016-09-16
ID 215130
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sr25j7