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Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
School of Art, Design and Art History
The outpost installations I create reveal my choice to be inventive with mostly found materials that I discover on my walks. Calling myself an artist-archeologist, I write down field notes as I collect my art-bound specimens and make a descriptive inventory for each of the works. I often surprise my viewers (and myself) by creating something fabulously strange and compelling with things that were cast aside. I hope to increase my viewers’ abilities to find beauty in these forgotten and trashed items and to generate an innovative dialogue and an outside-of-the-box way of thinking.
De Wild, Dymphna, "Art from the outpost, field notes, new territory, and the invisible hamster" (2012). Masters Theses. 183.