Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Process is a vital element to construction and deconstruction. Yet, materiality serves as a vehicle to expose the aesthetics developed by the process. However, without memories, the construction of these bodies of work would have never been conceived. Rapid change was the initial experience that formed memories in the first place, it was inevitable. Hence, an adaptation method had to be examined. The trees had proven to be worthy of the investigation. The trees required materials and the materials demanded a process. Process developed the work and the work had to have context. Context evolved from memory and required more materials, so the composition of all these elements together blossomed into an aesthetic. These are the essential tools in my practice: one leads to the next, yet one is contingent on the other. 7
Al Dhaheri, Afra, "The past is today" (2017). Masters Theses. 156.
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