Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts
Committee Member/Second Reader
Committee Member/Third Reader
The creative process mimics the existentialist philosophy of human freedom and the responsibility to create one’s own meaning in life through an emphasis on invention, experimentation, and ceaseless becoming. Through my body of work, I examine the meaning-giving capacities of the viewer and creator as agents involved in a work of art. The sculptures, as well as found objects, have the power to illuminate the human circumstances they emerged from, while the process of making is also the process of learning, where objects can be used to understand ourselves and the world. Philosophical concepts can be accessed through art in the interest of advancing cross-disciniplary study.
Sculpture, Existentialism, Creative Practice
Hudgens, C. (2023). Existentialism and Creative Practice. School of Art Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/artsuht/2