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dc.contributor.authorElmadany, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-02T19:26:00Z
dc.date.available2021-06-02T19:26:00Z
dc.date.issued2021-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1743
dc.description.abstractIn my thesis exhibition, Hitting the Nail on The Head, my sculptural works examine how the ethics and morality of American society are shaped through our words. The idioms and sayings in the United States’ lexicon have a direct correlation to the development of our thoughts, actions, and understanding of the world and its citizens. Through my sculptures, I task the viewer with examining their use of common phrases like, “When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do”, and if it excuses insult based on lack of understanding with images of Hollywood icons ignorantly appropriating various elements of Black culture in America, in the form of postcards. In my video, “One Bad Apple Spoils the Barrel”, I present the viewer with categorical evidence that the commonly used alternative phrasing they have been hearing on television following tragic events, is an inversion of the truth with decomposing apples displayed in a time-lapse video. In my monument, “Thoughts & Prayers”, I confront the viewer with an assault rifle mounted to a mountain of 27 children’s bookbags covered in the candle wax to challenge the the 2nd amendment and what the years of political inaction has cost us in innocent lives.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Arten_US
dc.subjectSculpture Exhibitionsen_US
dc.subjectInstallations (Art) Exhibitionsen_US
dc.subjectMass shootingsen_US
dc.subjectRacismen_US
dc.subjectEnglish languageen_US
dc.subjectIdiomsen_US
dc.subjectAmerican cultureen_US
dc.subjectPop cultureen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleHitting the nail on the head: MFA Thesis - Sculptureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-02T19:26:00Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltzen_US
dc.description.departmentSculptureen_US
dc.description.degreelevelMFAen_US


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