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Wright, Leslie John 1996 , 'Lured to the surface : exegesis', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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By exploring that vigorous littoral edge, via memory, I
understand how the rhythms and energies of the waves of
heat, of wind, of the ocean and of desire, shape the forms
of my oeuvre - my drawings, objects and furniture.
An interpretation of the ambient, metaphoric, and sociological phenomenon of a lifetime
experiencing the Western Australian coastline is drawn on to develop a body of designs that
respond to this context.
The regional emphasis is supported by research of the artists John Wolesley and John Olsen,
and of the architects Alvar Aalto, Jørn Utzon and Carlo Scarpa. Historic comparisons of the
fin de siècle with current perceptions are also made by examining attitudes of sexuality,
passivity and vitality.
Focusing on the philosophy and lifestyle of our beach and surfing culture demonstrates how
the trait of informality may be translated into tangible form, and how rhythms of energy may
be contrasted with an expression of the contemplative. A series of impressions evolve which
inform the thesis, the tangible body of work.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Wright, Leslie John
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Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1997. Includes bibliographical references

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