Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Furniture

First Advisor

Patricia Johnson

Second Advisor

Ben Blanc

Abstract

I design furniture and objects to express my utopian fantasy to people. I hope users can imagine the fantasy through the interaction with my furniture and objects. While people are interacting with my works, they become part of the fantasy. My works are the NPCs (nonplayer characters) of a game created by myself, called Utopian Fantasy.

My works are creature-istic, anthropomorphic, and always interactive. They are inspired by nature and everyday life. This series of works I created during my time at RISD express my appreciation for the underwater world and the Internet. My designs beg for interaction and play. Wander around one of my pieces for a couple of seconds, test it, play with it and through interaction my furniture will be happy to share with you everything they know. My furniture’s functional purpose emerges from play, while visually engaging people nearby. I love adding surprises into my pieces, giving them a sense of humor, a point of interaction and exchange.

I want people to say, “Oh, how joyful!”, when they interact with my work.

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