Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Emily Cornell Du Houx
The ceiling would fall apart in my childhood home, it was an old house. Occasionally a piece of ceiling would clomp down on my head. In these moments, I would pause, and close my eyes until an image of some fabulous, beautiful interior came into my mind, and then I would open my eyes and continue. Sometimes to escape a falling ceiling, I would find respite in my first ideal sitting spot, a post on our back fence; I would sit with the sky and think. Looking back, I believe these are the moments where I caught glimpses of the future. It is where I began an intentional practice of daydreaming and seeing daydreaming as an integral part of the built environment. My work is charged with present moment awareness, both unpredictable and still. It questions permanence and seeks belonging, embracing human existence in an ever-fluctuating world.
Tingey, Alexis, "The sky is falling" (2022). Masters Theses. 841.
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