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Manifolds, Patterns and Transitions in a Creative Life

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Abstract Using sculpture and drawing as my primary methods of investigation, this research explores ways of shifting the emphasis of my creative visual arts practice from object to process whilst still maintaining a primacy of material outcomes. My
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  1 Manifolds, Patterns and Transitions in a Creative Life. Sharon Jewell (BAVA, Hons. 1) Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Creative Industries: School of Visual Arts. A Masters by Research thesis (2010)  2 Statement of Originality I hereby declare that this submission is my own work and to the best if my knowledge it contains no material previously published or written by another person except where due acknowledgement is made in the thesis. Neither does it contain material which has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma at QUT or any other educational institution. Signed ………………………………………………………………………. Date …………………………………………………………………………..  3 Key Words: Sculpture, drawing, creativity, process, joins, formalist, space, line, horizontal, manifolds, multiplicities, transitions, emergence, rhizome, lines of flight, folding. Abstract Using sculpture and drawing as my primary methods of investigation, this research explores ways of shifting the emphasis of my creative visual arts practice from object to process whilst still maintaining a primacy of material outcomes. My motivation was to locate ways of developing a sustained practice shaped as much by new works  , as by a creative flow between   works. I imagined a practice where a logic of structure within discrete forms and a logic of the broader practice might be developed as mutually informed processes. Using basic structural components of multiple wooden curves and linear modes of deployment – in both sculptures and drawings – I have identified both emergence theory and the image of rhizomic growth (Deleuze and Guattari, 1987) as theoretically integral to this imagining of a creative practice, both in terms of critiquing and developing works. Whilst I adopt a formalist approach for this exegesis, the emergence and rhizome models allow it to work as a critique of movement, of becoming and changing, rather than merely a formalism of static structure. In these models, therefore, I have identified a formal approach that can be applied not only to objects, but to practice over time. The thorough reading and application of these ontological models (emergence and rhizome) to visual arts practice, in terms of processes, objects and changes, is the primary contribution of this thesis. The works that form the major component of the research develop, reflect and embody these notions of movement and change.    4 Contents List of figures……………………………………………………. .5 Acknowledgements………………………………………………6 Preface…………………………………………………………... .7 A short story about houses and lines ………………………… 8 Introduction ……………………………………………………… 9 Chapter 1: Emergence …………………………………………13 Chapter 2: The rhizome ………………………………………..25 Chapter 3: The work ……………………………………………34 3.1: Process and meaning …………………………...34 3.2: Horizontal axis …………………………………...44 3.3: Evolutions ………………………………………...48 3.4 Drawings …………………………………………..52 Conclusion ……………………………………………………….59 References ………………………………………………………63 Supplementary material not part of this bound text: The sculptural and drawing work that formed the exhibition Fold   constitutes the major part of this thesis. Images from this exhibition are found throughout the exegesis, while the exhibition ran throughout March 2010.  5 List of figures 1 Rachel Harrison, Pretty discreet, 2004 14 2 Sarah Sze, Second means of egress, 1994 15 3 Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 1998 17 4 Rachel Whiteread, Ghost, 1990 17 5 Pietro da Cortona, The glorification iof Urban VIII’s reign   21 6 Sharon Jewell, Animato wooden machine,  six stills, 2009 23 7 Antony Gormley, Field for the Art Gallery of NSW, 1989 29 8 Antony Gormley, European field, 1993 30 9 Song Dong, Waste not, 2008 31 10 Sharon Jewell, Section, 2009 33 11 Workshop view 35 12 Sharon Jewell, Uncontained, 2008 36 13 Sharon Jewell, Rising, 2008 37 14 Sharon Jewell, Study for  Small rising pools, 2009 38 15 Sharon Jewell, Small rising pools (detail), 2009 38 16 Sharon Jewell, Sticks, 2009 41 17 Sharon Jewell, Written in formation  , 2009 41 18 Brice Marden, Muses drawing 4, 1989-91 42 19 Sharon Jewell, Fold  , installation view, 2010 43 20 Sharon Jewell, House running away from home, 2007 46 21 Sharon Jewell, First city, 2009 47 22 Sharon Jewell, Suspended houses, 2009 47 23 Sharon Jewell, Suspended houses, 2009 52 24 Gedewon, Dartahal, 1995 54 25 Sharon Jewell, Drawing 5, 2009 55 26 Sharon Jewell, Quartet, 2009 56 27 Sharon Jewell, Untitled, 2009 58 28 Sharon Jewell, Fold, installation view, 2009 60 29 Sharon Jewell / Michael Forman, Suspended houses   (cast shadow), 2010 62
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