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Marshall, Kala E Fairytales. 2016. Radford University, Thesis. Radford University Scholars' Repository.

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ABSTRACT Metal has been the most challenging medium I have ever worked with and the most gratifying. I make pieces that are inspired by the natural world such as flora and fauna. I fabricate metal foliage and flowers and cast pieces sculpted from wax for the creation of my whimsical environments. These whimsical environments host fantastical small-scale hybrid creatures that I create, inspired by bugs, birds, and plant life. The individual pieces not only stand alone as their own sculpture, but they also interact each other as a whole. Each piece has a narrative. A three dimensional scene plucked from the pages of a story. Some of the stories I portray are from fairytales I have read or seen, while others are my own creation. My overall goal is for the viewer to have a magical experience as if they are stepping into another world or time. I make my pieces so the viewer can engage with them, hold, or play with them. The viewer can feel the whimsy and playfulness of childhood fantasy when viewing my work, to take their minds off the mundane and spark excitement and curiosity.

Item Type: Thesis
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Radford University > College of Visual and Performing Arts > Department of Art
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 15:18
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 19:04

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