Questioning the construction of reality
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Leonard, Joe (2010). Questioning the construction of reality. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 139-140
How do we arrive at ourselves, is it the question of nature vs. nurture, or is there a greater sense of manipulation? People are locked into an uncontrollable controlled system, which they both develop and absorb. I think we are created by a society that we ourselves have adopted and manipulate during our lives. As a ceramic artist, objects which occupy both external and internal space are a constant source of investigation. These forms are used as surrogates or metaphors in investigating how people engage and understand objects, and places. My work is designed in a manner to not exclude the manipulated environments of man, but to be a conduit of understanding between society and the individual.
Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the School of Art & Design, College of Fine Arts