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McIntyre, Lauren (1991) Documentation for Master of Fine Art. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Documentation for Master of Fine Art.
My objective is to research and comprehend the intricacies of and connections between
various mythologies of existence, to investigate beyond the immediate significance of signs
and beyond sub-cultural interpretations, and so move into the detailed fabric of meaning
that our culture imposes.
I am interested in exploring the rhythms of life, death and decay in the physical world and
the psychic world so that my perceptions have greater clarity. Coupled with fantasy and
imagination, I want to make images that are able to elucidate not only my own personal
truths, but illustrate a type of experience that is universal. This procedure leads me to
greater awareness, but at the same time to the complexities of perception.
This means recognising failures in my communication which gives me impetus to learn and
search for more effective expressions of the insights which come through experience.
I would like to develop my awareness on moral and political changes in relation to the
individuals role in society through the ages including contemporary culture.
I would like to research the myths and rituals of different cultures and their function in
expressing that culture's needs and experience.
I want to explore the common denominators of myths and inherited mythical archetypes
and their influence on modem consciousness.Utilizing practical experimentation I aim to
explore the laws of Gestalt psychology. By
acquiring a greater understanding of these laws
(e.g. symmetry, proximity and similarity
etc.), I can then choose to group them in a harmonious way,
or to create a feeling of
tension and dissonance, to camouflage or to force the viewer to a deeper consideration of
the work.
By understanding the psychological, symbolic and emotional affects of formal elements,
such as colour, shape, darkness and light, I aim to create layers of meaning that direct the
viewer's mind to something beyond the work of art, to a meaning that has universal
significance. I hope to show the viewer that the visible expressive elements of the images I
produce represent a symbolic rather than a literal meaning.
As these two areas of study interact and reinforce each other, I hope to evolve new visual
techniques to assist people toward an understanding and appreciation of our inward, as
well as the world's outward order of facts in relation to the conditions of contemporary life.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
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Copyright 1991 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright
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Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1991, 1990. Includes bibliographical references

Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 02:37
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