|Institution:||Indiana University of Pennsylvania|
|Keywords:||Daniel Rivera; Dioramas; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Installation Art; Sculpture; Woodworking|
|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.