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Reality, Consciousness, and Art

Brooks, Pamela G. Reality, Consciousness, and Art. 2021. Radford University,

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From childhood I have believed that reality is greater than the world we experience through our five senses – that our universe is bordered by unseen dimensions in which other forms of consciousness exist. When I was in my early twenties, I began a decades-long quest to understand human reality: Who are we, where do we fit in the scheme of things, why do we exist? In my thesis, I approach what I have learned from three directions: quantum physics, religion, and psychology. I show how these interconnected bodies of knowledge have inspired and guided my artwork, and how my quest to understand reality has drawn me to the work of visionary, surrealist, and symbolist artists. Finally, I describe the unconscious processes I use to design artworks.

Item Type: Thesis
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Radford University > College of Visual and Performing Arts > Department of Art
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 01:21
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 12:53
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/697

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