• Point Space: MFA Thesis - Metal

      Fagan, Reed (2016-05)
      In a world increasingly immersed by analytic and abstractions, it is becoming increasingly difficult to grasp some of the new discoveries in mathematics and science. Humans have an innate desire to learn and categorize phenomena, and every year cutting edge science is discovering hidden gems in the multiverse, quantum, and theoretical realms. Although these discoveries are monumental, they are increasingly abstract and distant. One of the byproducts of these discoveries is a beautiful form language lost in the dense notes of these academic papers discussing the relevance and importance of these findings. With increasingly advanced technology and understanding scientists and engineers are even starting to observe quantum and universal phenomena directly. As a visual artist, and more specifically a metalsmith, I want to craft objects that can help me interpret and better understand the ideas behind these concepts. Forming metal into permanent interactive structures allows me to capture some of these dynamic forms into a concrete object. By using a craft as translator, I hope to be able to bring these lofty abstract realities down to earth.