Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Art and Art History
Sibel Z. Sayek
These objects are propositions that express present notions at the time of their creation. Formed through plastic thinking, this series of sculpture presents a timeline of ideas that connects thought processes. This is a body of work about what happens from one object to the next. As statements on process, material, scale, and site, more information is present in the conversation between these objects, than as sculpture in isolation. Through the tension of objects being and becoming, differences are created; each piece becomes a subtle shift of form within the whole. Material mandates form. A compatibility with the material requires a balance between engagement and control; too much control can overpower and suppress the presence of the thing, while too little does not force the object to its potential. Process is presented in this series of sculpture through degree of resolution and quantity, where many unresolved pieces are made in order to make one thing that is an object in itself. Siting these pieces within an installation contextualizes the conversation about the interaction and collaboration of objects.
Pearsall, Barbara, "Materially Mandated" (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 774.
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