Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
This thesis is a collection of furniture and objects that seek to embody the harmonious pleasantness of things through thoughtful consideration of their aesthetics, utility, and place. It reflects on the ownership and creation of objects and the role they play defining who we are. More specifically, it’s a reflection on how where I’ve come from and learning how to create have influenced these complex ideas. It’s a document that looks inward and serves as a manifestation of my developing process and its effects on my identity as a result. It grapples with my desire to create things that are bold but also understated, pop but somehow timeless. It shows that pleasure isn’t always pleasant. Ultimately, this body of work sheds a light on who I am, how I make, and why I do it. It is a testament to how seriously I take my pleasures.
Hsu, Alex, "Works and process" (2019). Masters Theses. 395.
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