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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Harold Schlotzhauer.en
dc.contributor.authorHebb, David Allenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T20:34:55Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T20:34:55Z
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/7880en_US
dc.description.abstractIn my own work, I am attempting to portray a universal experience, allow for open interpretations, and yet still infuse my own personal viewpoint without basing my images on specific personal experiences. My thesis installation “Life Cycle” portrays the complex relationship between the cycles of nature and the material realities of an industrialized society. Although this is presented primarily as an antagonistic or parasitic relationship, there are also suggestions of a strange symbiosis, often explored through symbols from a variety of ancient belief systems. The sculptural installation has the structure of a natural and spiritual cycle that has a directional flow. The visual metaphors have multiple meanings and are used to refer to the three most significant stages of metaphysical being: birth, sexual union and death. The construction of the installation takes on the form of a mechanical simulacrum of the cycle between these three stages. By mechanically simulating life and its potential spiritual progress, I am questioning the validity and feasibility of spirituality by suggesting that spiritual progress may be likened to industrial progress, which is shown as a deterioration rather than a progression toward renewal and liberation. The individual forms in the installation are based on archetypal symbols, some derived from various mythological sources (lotus, serpent), and others based on direct contemporary experience (tubing, metallic surfaces, cartoon-like figures).
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshArt Exhibitions.en
dc.subject.lcshSculpture.en
dc.subject.lcshLife cycles (Biology).en
dc.subject.lcshSex.en
dc.titleLife cycleen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright David Allen Hebb 1997en
thesis.catalog.ckey106698en
thesis.degree.departmentArt.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMFAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage19en
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