Salt and mortar

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Publication Type thesis project paper
School or College Master of Arts
Department Art/Art History
Creator Flack, Douglas McGarren
Title Salt and mortar
Date 2008-05
Description My work constructs a culture that lives in the salt flats. I desire to understand why people do what they do and 1 achieve this by capturing my own experiences through every day life and translating them into a visual representation on the salt flats. I choose to paint these people in their context because they are not limited to one culture or time. My oil paintings are about translating a myth or motivation into a human form for people to strive to understand. I paint figures with no clothes or specific hairstyles to provide a sense of timelessness. I want people to be able to associate with the paintings no matter the culture or time it was viewed. I strive to portray something that is universal to humanity regardless of era. Body language has the greatest importance to my paintings. The poses are stiff and abnormal so that the viewer creates a feeling of uneasiness. At the same time they create a sense of interest, which draws the viewer closer in order to gain a better understanding. Everything is painted in the image for a reason and supports the issue that is represented.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Alternate Title Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management (c)Douglas McGarren Flack
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 24,592 bytes
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Date Created 2016-09-01
Date Modified 2018-09-25
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