Motion pictures

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Publication Type thesis project paper
School or College Master of Arts
Department Art/Art History
Creator Moore, Amanda Jane
Title Motion pictures
Date 2006-05
Description Art cannot be created in a bubble. Motion Pictures is no exception. This body of work is a culmination of my education, location, and personal interaction with pop culture. Without my move from Atlanta to Salt Lake City, I would not have become so obsessed with my subject matter. Without my subject matter I would never have attracted attention from certain professors. And without those professors I would never have found my medium, and so on and so on.. When I first moved to Utah, instead of being completely overwhelmed by the mountains and nature, I found myself in awe of places like State Street in Salt Lake City and the strip in Wendover, Nevada. 1 couldn't believe that the ma and pop businesses of the past hadn't been leveled to make way for a new Motel 6 or Harrah's. The memories I have of my childhood in the south leave the same taste as the landscapes still standing in Utah today. The Utah landscapes have outlived most of their kind but they are on borrowed time. The Motion Picture boxes change the images into three dimensional art objects. They are no longer simply about a photograph; instead they are sculptural interpretations of the photographic images. When I first became interested in creating light boxes instead of prints, one of my motivations behind doing this was to create an individual art object. Photography, like printmaking, is about series or print-not the single piece. As I began creating the individual boxes, they no longer felt like individuals but parts of a bigger body of work. That was very ironic to me, but it was also one of the major factors in my choice to hang all of the pieces connected together.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Alternate Title Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management (c)Amanda Jane Moore
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 24,591 bytes
Identifier ir-mfa/id/211
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1281797
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Date Created 2016-09-01
Date Modified 2017-11-20
ID 215132
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j70p22
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