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Exploring metaphysical meaning through the construction of physical objects


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Knight, W 1996 , 'Exploring metaphysical meaning through the construction of physical objects', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This thesis proposes to give physical form to a
metaphysical system which does not reference any specific
religion or spiritual philosophy.
It achieves this by accessing personal fantasy and dream
images, mutated through a primordial urge to create physical
objects, rather than any form of analysis, as a means of
It is not possible to express such an abstract concept with
images that have clearly pre-conceived attachments. However,
it is necessary to retain sufficient familiarity to connect with
feelings from an unconscious source.
The solution to this dilemma has been found in presenting
an eclectic range of found and assembled objects that are
connected in a seemingly random, but intuitively meaningful
way, to provide an abstract narrative.
The abstraction has been aided by the use of vivid colour,
chosen for its emotional intensity. In each work the range was
limited, sometimes to a single colour, so that both the form and
the colour have retained a separate identity.
The thesis contains material that acts as an interface,
providing new images that can be incorporated into independent
metaphysical narratives, which are mediated by the personal
experience of each viewer.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Knight, W
Copyright Holders: The Author
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Copyright 1996 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright
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Includes Ward Knight's Master's exhibition on videocassette. Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1998. Includes bibliographical references

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