Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Studio Arts


Ann Clarke



Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts


This thesis serves as written documentation of the processes, outcomes, and the conceptual nature of my sculptural practice. I consider and question our set definitions towards the natural world and human-built environments. Using emerging lexicons that serve as a starting point for defining instances of synthetic materials merging with organic ecosystems, I draw from locations, scientific research, individual observations, and human-built environments that have produced or influenced the objects and materials I use in my everyday life and art practice. Vocabulary and language surrounding the excess of objects and materials in natural environments are interrogated and subverted to reflect acts of care, collection, repurposing, and assemblage.


Open Access

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Fine Arts Commons



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