Date of Award
Submitted to the College of Graduate Studies of Bridgewater State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching Creative Arts, 2018.
Teaching Creative Arts
Master of Arts
The purpose of my thesis was to develop a body of utilitarian ceramic pottery, which examines the internal conflict I have with digital communication and its impact on social interactions. I draw inspiration from historic ceramic artworks for my wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. My traditionally inspired utilitarian forms are ornamented with surface decorations that represent contemporary symbols of the digital age. By doing this I intend to create artworks that allow the viewer to contemplate the evolution of human communication and their own reliance on technological devices.
My studio investigations incorporate scholarly research of historic artworks and time periods combined with personal reflections regarding contemporary society’s reliance on digital communication. My written thesis examines my creative process, how my approach to instruction has influenced it, and how my studio investigations have impacted my pedagogical teaching philosophy. The culmination of this project will be a shared graduate art exhibition in the Wallace Anderson Gallery in April.
Rob Lorenson (chair)
Andrés Montenegro Rosero
Roveda, Brenda. (2018). Connected: An Artist’s Investigation into Digital Communication. In BSU Master’s Theses and Projects. Item 58.
Available at https://vc.bridgew.edu/theses/58
Copyright © 2018 Brenda Roveda