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dc.contributor.authorO'Hara, Colleen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-23T15:17:22Z
dc.date.available2016-05-23T15:17:22Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/67605
dc.description.abstractMy process in the studio challenges notions of control versus chance. I work with fluid acrylic paint and inks applied to paper through pouring, throwing and dripping. I do this to maximize the spontaneity of the material and minimize my control. By manipulating the paint with squeegees, brooms, mops and other non-conventional mark making tools, I remove my preconceptions from the making of a mark. At this point, the information is created as the result of an event. This event is an external experience between the paint, the paper, and my body applying it, as well as the space we occupy. I am not proposing that I make paintings in which I am completely removed from decision making or control: rather I place myself in a dialogue with materials in real space and time, thus giving experience and movement the upper hand over my mind. Much of what I think about in regard to my practice parallels ideas of Phenomenology, the philosophy of experience. Specifically, I am interested in how my process relates to the concept of Aletheia, Martin Heidegger's ideas about thinking, and to Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s concept of active engagement in the world as a means of gathering information.en_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
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dc.subjectpaintingen_US
dc.subjectabstractionen_US
dc.subjectspace in arten_US
dc.subjectdrawingen_US
dc.subjectworks on paperen_US
dc.subjectmovementen_US
dc.subjectlandscapeen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Arten_US
dc.subjectPainting Exhibitionsen_US
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_US
dc.subjectAlethiaen_US
dc.subjectHeidegger, Martinen_US
dc.subjectMerleau-Ponty, Mauriceen_US
dc.subjectChance in arten_US
dc.titleActions and Responses: MFA Thesis - Paintingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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