Thesis Work

1, Nara Burgess, Detail, 2017, porcelain, underglaze, plywood, paint, charcoal, bricks

2, Nara Burgess, Detail, 2017, porcelain, underglaze, plywood, paint, charcoal, bricks

3, Nara Burgess, Detail, 2017, porcelain, underglaze, plywood, paint, charcoal, bricks

4, Nara Burgess, Detail, 2017, porcelain, underglaze, plywood, paint, charcoal, bricks

5, Nara Burgess, Detail, 2017, porcelain, underglaze, plywood, paint, charcoal, bricks

6, Nara Burgess, Detail, 2017, porcelain, underglaze, plywood, paint, charcoal, bricks

Posted on: May 8, 2017
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Description

My thesis installation was an exploration into the feeling of an abandoned building and curating an experience for my viewers. Each ceramic piece represents the hidden moments of beauty that can be found in abandoned buildings. They are also something that can be taken from the installation to serve as an every day reminder of the experience.




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Nara Burgess

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BFA Student

Major: Ceramics

Graduation Year: 2017


Artist Statement:

Remnants of culture, forgotten objects and spaces, are placid realms which are never truly absent after ceasing to think about them. My practice is an appraisal of the bleak, deteriorated, suggested passage of time. This is directed through the moments of beauty and peacefulness these spaces create. I see ruins as a need to explore, but find that eerie quality more evident as nature attempts to take back the ruined building.

Experiencing these ruins through exploration, finding small moments that serve as beautiful reminders of the lives once lived there, and taking that moment home to never forget the building. I strive to curate experiences. Functional ceramic work represents the moment to take home, to serve as that everyday reminder, and juxtaposes a impermanent, fading object, onto a permanent material.

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