Pilling, Rick A.
SELF/PORTRAIT is an exploration of the creative process. Based in the genre of portraiture, this collection of work seeks to reveal the ways in which the artist's relationships and circumstances have factored into the creation of the resulting exhibition. This exploration involves the assessment of abandoned projects with the aim of gaining a greater understanding of their qualities that have served to motivate the creation of his art, and those that have hindered his artistic process. This thesis exhibition and support paper use an autobiographical approach to seek the elements of the artist's perception of art which have influenced the production of the work displayed, and how these are effected by the task of creating a Master's thesis exhibition. It explores the qualities of both Portraiture and Painting which have inspired and directed his endeavour. SELF/PORTRAIT seeks to display the artist's work as a process rather than a product.
DegreeMaster of Fine Arts (M.F.A)
DepartmentArt and Art History
ProgramArt and Art History
CommitteeNowlin, Tim; Mullens, James G.; Purdue, Peter
Copyright DateApril 2008
Rick A Pilling
Richard A Pilling