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Nurtured beauty

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Date Issued:
2011
Summary:
Interested in nurturing beauty, I create paintings that reference life processes through layers of struggle, discovery, recovery and generation. Employing a metaphor of the garden, my paintings can be seen as spaces where I determine what grows, stays, is mulched, or weeded out. I seek a balance between coexisting desires of restraint and control and extravagance with a sense of coming unbound. I emphasize the painting field as a whole, while also paying deep attention to the minute, inviting the viewer to discover complex worlds at different scales within each environment I create. My intimate, domesticated painted environments offer the viewer the possibility to experience the spaces I find beautiful and to add to the conversation of where beauty resides today in contemporary art.
Title: Nurtured beauty: cultivating balance between chance, control, extravagance, and restraint.
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Name(s): Spivey, Kim.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Visual Arts and Art History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vi, 27 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: Interested in nurturing beauty, I create paintings that reference life processes through layers of struggle, discovery, recovery and generation. Employing a metaphor of the garden, my paintings can be seen as spaces where I determine what grows, stays, is mulched, or weeded out. I seek a balance between coexisting desires of restraint and control and extravagance with a sense of coming unbound. I emphasize the painting field as a whole, while also paying deep attention to the minute, inviting the viewer to discover complex worlds at different scales within each environment I create. My intimate, domesticated painted environments offer the viewer the possibility to experience the spaces I find beautiful and to add to the conversation of where beauty resides today in contemporary art.
Identifier: 743301002 (oclc), 3172945 (digitool), FADT3172945 (IID), fau:3669 (fedora)
Note(s): by Kim Spivey.
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Symbolism in literature
Painting, Modern -- Themes, motives
Self-perception in art
Mimesis in art
Postmodernism
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3172945
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Host Institution: FAU