AbstractsPhilosophy & Theology

From her garden

by Ann A Ferguson

Institution: Colorado State University
Year: 2016
Keywords: Gardens in art; Acrylic painting
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2066280
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/173133


Knowing that beauty is a subjective response, I work diligently to translate my response into a broader visual expression. Accentuation of value, color, and implied movement is the formal vehicle for that translation. I select subject matter, that of vegetables, fruits, flowers, baskets and tablecloths, for both formal and psychological reasons. The chosen imagery refers to the 'garden' of my childhood and to the challenges of growing up, leaving home and meeting the world with all its complexities. Painting is a recreation of my odyssey. Advisors/Committee Members: Dietemann, David L. (advisor), Yust, Dave, 1939- (committee member), Sullivan, Patrice M. (committee member), Silberberg-Peirce, Susan (committee member).