Mason Archival Repository Service

Conscious Objects, Infinite Capacity: A Personal Case Study With Collaborative Dialogue From Art, Neuroscience and Theology

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Frederick, Helen
dc.contributor.author Cole McInturff, Cecilia
dc.creator Cole McInturff, Cecilia
dc.date 2016-04-25
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-09T18:47:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-09T18:47:52Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10377
dc.description.abstract This thesis catalog chronologically records in-studio aspects of design, construction, and a substantive major edit of a 2015 sculptural exhibition completing MFA requirements for graduation. Also, it is a case study of incremental alterations in personal consciousness experienced throughout the 2011-2015 studio process. In the style of a collaborative dialogue, alternating my own text with excerpts of thesis research from art, neuroscience and theology, it examines ways the state of an individual‘s consciousness during creating holds larger societal impact. While not seeking nor required to prove theory, I conclude that creative works conceptually based on the less defined and the more innate, which though not religious are consciously and affirmatively belief-based in some way, impact culture distinctly from art made for other (totally legitimate) reasons, including political, economic, aesthetic ones. Further, I observe such art’s impact is critical to the serious and sustained cultural commitment – or belief in commitment - necessary in a culture for creativity itself to exist.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject consciousness en_US
dc.subject art en_US
dc.subject neuroscience en_US
dc.subject sculpture en_US
dc.subject theology en_US
dc.subject "reduced" en_US
dc.title Conscious Objects, Infinite Capacity: A Personal Case Study With Collaborative Dialogue From Art, Neuroscience and Theology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Technology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Art and Visual Technology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search MARS


Browse

My Account

Statistics