Through a painters eye: exploration in enameling: jewelry and wall panels
Cavanaugh, Tracy A.
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This publication is the discussion and examination of work produced for the degree of Masters of Fine Arts in enameling and metal work. The body of work created consists of enameled brooches and wall panels. The thesis paper documents the technical and aesthetic developments in painting and metals as they pertain to the thesis work, and discusses the landscape subjects which so strongly influence the images that I create. The work produced for the thesis show is discussed in the manner in which it was conceived, as groupings; or as series. Methods of manipulating enamels for specific visual and textural results, various enamel finishes, and the use of enamel oxides are documented. Metal techniques employed as well as the framing method devised for the presentation of the wall panels are also documented. References and key incluences are painters and artists working in metalsmithing and jewelry. In the painting field Narcisse Diaz, Charles-Francois Daubigny, Eduard Vuillard and George Inness are nineteenth century artists who greatly influenced my artistic development. In the metals field Charles Loloma, Georg Jensen and Rene Lalique are influences which established the foundations of my ideas and tastes in my jewelry . While at graduate school the work and teachings of enamelists Jamie Bennett and William Hellwig initiated the interests I developed for enameling. The paper is essentially an indepth analysis of the way in which I perceive my work, what I want to communicate to the viewer, and how and why I create the kinds of objects that I do.
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