AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

A Human Health Risk Assessment of Mercury in Fish From the San Diego River

by Daniel E Rivera

Institution: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Year: 2015
Keywords: Daniel Rivera; Dioramas; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Installation Art; Sculpture; Woodworking
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2064430
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/2069/2413


My thesis exhibition Narrative Extrapolation will showcase the culmination of my interests in woodworking, sculpture, and literature in the narration of a tale told through visual means. A mixed media installation will be constructed in which furniture, dioramas, and found objects convey events from a psychological story that combines fairy tale and horror genres and features an archetypal hero. My story will correspond to the traditional role of the fairy tale as a narrative meant to entertain, inspire, and enlighten through the actions of a one-dimensional character involved in a successful quest. Investigating the role of installation and performance art as narrative storyteller, I will focus on creating an environment that will be as much about expressing a story as creating an atmosphere. Using dioramas and personally acting as the narrator of my tale, I will ask the viewer to step into my fabricated environment to determine what occurred.