Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art & Art History
C. Maxx Stevens
The written portion of my thesis focuses on three main themes: memory, psychological landscapes, and the abject. These three subjects are the key to interpreting my current visual work.
I started making art out of necessity. It was the best way to communicate with myself. Today the idea of "necessity" has been replaced by a strong sense of desire to communicate with others. I manifest the life I have experienced in order to understand the relationship I have with the world around me. I do this by recreating scenes and scenarios. I adapt and alter my memories by fusing them with other similar events, images, and places. Through sculpture and installations I create a new world and a new way of looking at the past.
Cobb, Amber Dawn, "Somewhere Inside the Rainbow Past the Green Door" (2011). Art Practices MFA Theses. 50.