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McKee, Hugh James (1994) Master of Fine Art submission. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

During the first year of the program I will be working on designs for domestic use made
according to the simple guidelines of modern design. That is that the items be, functional,
durable, aesthetically pleasing, of reasonable cost and quality. I would like to develop a
related range of furniture, which accords with the way in which I would like these items
to be made for myself. As I do not feel that I have particularly unusual needs I hope that
some of these pieces will have commercial potential. In addition I will work on drawings
and ideas for the work I would like to do in the second year.
During the second year I will work on some larger pieces which address some of the
concerns of theory and practice with which I am grappling. I would hope to develop
these pieces as expressive both of the technical and resource problems in which I am
interested (use of minor species timbers, the possibilities of sawn veneer, the aesthetics of
combinations of materials) and that the works should be expressive emotively. I am
interested in developing work which has a distinct emotional quality, not that it would be
particularly disturbing, but that it provokes a response. To a certain extent furniture is
regarded like air conditioning in that if you don't notice it then it must be working. Whilst
I do not want to simply do the opposite; there are certain characteristics of furniture
which have strong emotional connotations, drawers and secrecy, chairs and comfort,
desks and efficiency, shelves and order, I would like to play around with some of these
qualities to produce a different response to the typical.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
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Copyright 1994 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright
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Thesis (M.F.A. )--University of Tasmania, 1995. Includes bibliographical references

Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 02:37
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