Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
I am an artist printmaker fascinated by the theme of impermanence as manifested through the cycle of birth, aging and death. Death is not the end of the cycle, however. Death begets transformation, via decay, of one form into another or perhaps others.
During my time at RISD, I received a scholarship to study Japanese paper making in Iowa. The experience was transformative for both my printing and soft sculpture. Later, I learned about mycelium, and began incorporating this living element into my work.
This thesis reflects on my primary source of artistic inspiration, the hup taem murals of rural Thailand. It reviews art I made while at RISD from 2021–2023, and previews my thesis project, The Temple Is a Landscape print installation that combines all these inspirations.
Chindamanee, Khwanchira, "Rotten and Falling" (2023). Masters Theses. 1106.
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