Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA)
Renata Cassiano Alvarez
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
ceramics, craft, fiber, installation, sculpture, wood
crying at nothing but colors is an installation of ceramic works that explores the abstraction of feelings, both physical and emotional. The installation itself is a house made out of tension cables that stretch wall to wall in the gallery space. Inside the house are 7 ceramic objects placed on wooden pedestals paired with tufted rugs.
Throughout this essay, I will describe the abstract ceramic objects as Beings. They are colorful and have textured glaze on the surface with a gloopy opalescent glaze oozing out of holes that cover each piece. They are an extension of myself. They are the emotions inside of me and the sensations I feel. They are a part of the body, but not the whole body – like the heart is a part of the body.
I will then talk about the dream house as the body. This is the whole body. The dream house contains everything inside. It contains all of the Beings. All of the feelings and sensations.
I feel a lot of feelings and it's time for me to tell you how I feel.
Carroll, M. (2022). crying at nothing but colors. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4488