JAKE QUEST: MFA Thesis - Sculpture
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SubjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Art; Sculpture Exhibitions; Digital art Exhibitions; Figurative sculpture; Self-portraiture; Woodwork; Furniture; Objet collé; Collage; Sculpture; Wood carving; Human condition; Pablo Picasso; H.C. Westermann; Wendell Castle; Devo
Objects made by humans contain within them human characteristics. For example, chairs, like people, have legs, arms, backs, feet. Bottles have necks. Clocks have hands. People and the objects we make are unified by a common design language. What started as separate interests in industrial design, furniture making, and the human condition merged to form my practice. Humor is also a critical part of my work. A combination of strict proportions, abrupt transitions, and juxtaposition of objects and form make for a quirky sort of tension. Working with wood, as well as incorporating everyday objects and materials, I create silly, yet somewhat serious, anthropomorphic, furniture-like, autobiographical figures.
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