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In Positive Light

Hagerman Horn, Heather (2021) In Positive Light. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

Line, shape, form… what do such constructs mean? From the molecular, to the vast expanses of the universe, their very existence serves to create our reality. Their reach is all encompassing: from the introspective realm of linear thought, to the experiences that shape our world, and the forms found within its physical domain. Life is multidimensional. Everything is connected, yet separate. Can the simple, yet intrinsically involved infrastructures of line, shape, and form be used to create a positive change in thinking to those that view them? Inspired by various pursuits such as nature, music, biology, philosophy, psychology, and spirituality, I seek to bring a new perspective to the way people converse with one another by challenging the introspective realm of thought that informs our outward expression. I will do this by seeking out those things which invoke a sense of purity, light, and positivity, then combining their multi-faceted ideologies into a multimedia, visual language that encapsulates the hope found within them. By using the constructs of line, shape, and form, adorned with vibrant displays of color, I hope to inspire people to see each other in positive light, to challenge the patterns of thought which would inhibit its forthcoming, and to create a body of work that will envelope the space of the viewer as a call to attention. It is my goal that all who view my work will be able to relate to it without preconceived judgements as I believe every human has a fundamental psychological need for things such as love, empathy, acceptance, and understanding.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Radford University > College of Visual and Performing Arts > Department of Art
Depositing User: Heather Hagerman Horn
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 01:37
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2022 16:10
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/731

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