NameZimberg, Melissa (author), Neumaier, Diane (chair), Kuhen, Gary (internal member), Langsam, Julie (internal member), Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts,
DescriptionIn thinking about what is important in my work a few major themes come to mind. There is the immediate imagery which is primarily a fanciful landscape in which man-made and natural elements collide. There is the notion of subject, as in, the broader subject of my work; as well as questioning what constitutes a subject at all. Additionally there is the idea of enframing - what is found within the frame and what lies beyond, either outside of the frame or in the vast white spaces that I have left untouched. While the theoretical axis that drives this thesis is localized to discussing these ideas it also is based on the idea that every part of the piece or system is connected to every other part . In looking at my drawings this means understanding that every part, or element, of a piece may not have an inherent individual meaning. The ultimate meaning of a piece can best be understood when all of the elements are taken together, in relation to one another, and read as a unified whole. When discussing my digital art this notion is extended to include not only the individual elements of the artwork, but the elements of the technology used to create the artwork as well. In the paper that follows I will discuss how this interdependency plays out and is apparent in all of my work and inadvertently, has become part of the subject of my work.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 14)
Noteby Melissa Zimberg
CollectionMason Gross School of the Arts Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.