Title of Abstract

Hiding the Uncomfortable With Comfort

Session Title

Professional Practices in Creative Expressions- Session 1

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.A.; Shaun Cassidy, M.A.; fialaa@winthrop.edu; cassidys@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.; Shaun Cassidy, M.V.A.

Abstract

I am currently working on building a large snail shell out of cardboard. My concept for the piece is based on the social aspect of homelessness and my own flawed perspective of it. This work began with feeling uncomfortable with the idea of using found cardboard in a piece. I discovered my fear came from the idea of homeless people needing the cardboard for shelter and that I might be taking that from them. I decided to alleviate that fear by building a fully functional shelter, that is water resistant, insulated, and heated. I am covering up something that makes me uncomfortable with something comforting.

Course Assignment

ARTS 491 - Fiala & ARTS 432 - Cassidy

Start Date

16-4-2021 12:40 PM

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Hiding the Uncomfortable With Comfort

I am currently working on building a large snail shell out of cardboard. My concept for the piece is based on the social aspect of homelessness and my own flawed perspective of it. This work began with feeling uncomfortable with the idea of using found cardboard in a piece. I discovered my fear came from the idea of homeless people needing the cardboard for shelter and that I might be taking that from them. I decided to alleviate that fear by building a fully functional shelter, that is water resistant, insulated, and heated. I am covering up something that makes me uncomfortable with something comforting.