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American art -- 21st century, Contextualism (Philosophy) in art, Definition (Philosophy) in art
When confronted with a word, meaning is revealed through contextualization. This transformation of inherently meaningless shapes to communicated ideas is only possible because of our deep relationship to language. Taking a step back, words become concepts that exist independent of their written form. Indeed, even “transformation” is a concept that can be contextualized and understood as more than a single word.
This project explores the concept of transformation in as many forms as possible: from the absurd to the realistic, from the literal to the metaphorical, from the zeitgeist of culture to the realm of the obscure. Using a variety of media and ways of communicating (an illustration, a short story, and a video), this project picks apart the very concept of transformation while celebrating and reveling in why the concept is so endlessly divergent.
Randolph, Sierra RL, "Trans•form|mogrify|mutate" (2015). University Honors Theses. Paper 141.