The garden party ceramic tea settings
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This paper deals with the ideas involved in the work in the Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. The images and environments I create are basically functional objects, yet I utilize the metaphor of nature to bring into play much deeper and more complex meaning. The functional qualities signify human presence and human involvement, and set the stage for the ritualistic and ceremonial aspects of the work to come through. Images of nature speak of adaptation and conflict, growth and blossoming. Images of nature point to a basic sense of beauty and harmony that has gotten lost in our modern world. I hope, through my work, to make people take more time in looking at their surroundings, and to create out of common experiences such as a cup of tea, an aesthetic experience instead.
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