Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Bachelor of Fine Arts
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My installation is an expression of the sketchbook in the sense that it is an object bound by time. Specifically, it is the assemblage of time, cognition, and the materiality of the sketchbook. The installation consists of various sized papers interlinked by tied thread. On the papers are drawings and sketches arranged in proximity to other sketches that are the inspiration or iteration of one another. Thus, a web of evolution is created. This project is an exploration of how images are created and evolved, such as symbols, and how the material construction and physical presentation of the installation affects content of the drawings and overall concept of the evolution of the drawing. This essay draws upon Rachel Z. Delue’s writing about the diaries and work of artist Arthur Dove and Emily Dickinson’s Gorgeous Nothings to explore concepts of assemblage, the cognition of the creative mind, and materiality.
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Rice, Diana, "Symbols in Sketchbooks" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1617.