Publication Date

1-1-2020

Document Type

Essay

Department

School of Art

Abstract

This body of work deals with the human condition at large, but more specifically contemplates what is shared by mankind across time and culture and seeks to bridge the physical and spiritual of human experience. These commonalities and connections may be identified as the desire to experience the divine, a quest to understand the world, and a longing to know beauty. By associating seemingly disparate concepts of the cosmos and individual, Edge of Epiphany presents—through the lens of personal experience—some of those connections to share with viewers a wonder of the beauty in our synchronistic universe. Further, the recognition of our interdependence and connectedness is essential to overcoming human differences in a time of ever-increasing division on our planet and in our country. Edge of Epiphany seeks to encourage viewers to leave behind their focus on our divergences and take away some sense of our unity.

Comments

This is documentation of a one-person art show for the award of the Master of Fine Arts degree. It includes a thesis essay, images of the artwork, a video presentation of the exhibition, and a digital reading format of the exhibition brochure.

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Media Type

Image||Text||Video

Zurlinden One-Person Show Documentation for MFA.pdf (2826 kB)
Thesis Essay One-Person Exhibition: Edge of Epiphany (2.760Mb)

02_Maquette of Exhibition_Maquette Overview.jpeg (3877 kB)
Image: Exhbition Maquette (3.786Mb)

03_Edge of Epiphany.jpeg (9388 kB)
Artwork: Edge of Epiphany (9.168Mb)

04_Maquette of Exhibition_Exhibit Entry.jpeg (3745 kB)
Image: Exhbition Entry Maquette (3.657Mb)

05_Neither Created Nor Destroyed DNA A.jfif (5067 kB)
Artwork: Neither Created Nor Destroyed Series (4.948Mb)

06_Neither Created Nor Destroyed DNA B.jfif (5060 kB)
Artwork: Neither Created Nor Destroyed Series (4.942Mb)

07_Neither Created Nor Destroyed DNA C.jpeg (5864 kB)
Artwork: Neither Created Nor Destroyed Series (5.727Mb)

08_Neither Created Nor Destroyed DNA Z.jfif (5615 kB)
Artwork: Neither Created Nor Destroyed Series (5.483Mb)

09_Maquette of Exhibition_Neither Created Nor Destroyed Series.jpeg (3782 kB)
Image: Neither Created Nor Destroyed Maquette Wall (3.693Mb)

10_Threshold.jpeg (3587 kB)
Artwork: Threshold (3.503Mb)

11_Maquette of Exhibition_Threshold.jpeg (4157 kB)
Image: Threshold Maquette Wall (4.060Mb)

12_Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors European Brown Bear of France.jpeg (6622 kB)
Artwork: Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors Series (6.466Mb)

13_Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors Scandinanvian Boar.jpeg (7057 kB)
Artwork: Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors Series (6.891Mb)

14_Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors White Stag of the British Isles.jpeg (6306 kB)
Artwork: Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors Series (6.158Mb)

15_Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors Eastern European Hare.jpeg (3887 kB)
Artwork: Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors Series (3.796Mb)

16_Maquette of Exhibition_Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors Series.jpeg (3821 kB)
Image: Sacred Spirit of the Ancestors Maquette Walls (3.732Mb)

17_Arteries.jpeg (3882 kB)
Artwork: Overview Series (3.791Mb)

18_Overview.jpeg (6103 kB)
Artwork: Overview Series (5.960Mb)

19_Encoded.jfif (4004 kB)
Artwork: Overview Series (3.910Mb)

20_Urban Hive.jpeg (6312 kB)
Artwork: Overview Series (6.164Mb)

21_Maquette of Exhibition_Overview Wall.jpeg (4007 kB)
Image: Overview Maquette Wall (3.913Mb)

22_Dream Weaver.jpeg (1426 kB)
Artwork: Dream Weaver (1.393Mb)

23_Maquette of Exhibition_Dream Weaver.jpeg (3564 kB)
Image: Dream Weaver Maquette Wall (3.480Mb)

24_Migration.jpeg (6980 kB)
Artwork: Mummy Man Series (6.817Mb)

25_Migration_Detail.jpeg (4337 kB)
Artwork Detail: Mummy Man Series (4.236Mb)

26_Reflected Self.jpeg (6159 kB)
Artwork: Mummy Man Series (6.015Mb)

27_Reflected Self_Detail.jpeg (3958 kB)
Artwork Detail: Mummy Man Series (3.865Mb)

28_Chrysalis.jpeg (6243 kB)
Artwork: Mummy Man Series (6.096Mb)

29_Chrysalis_Detail.jpeg (4874 kB)
Artwork Detail: Mummy Man Series (4.760Mb)

30_MItochondrial Eve.jpeg (6018 kB)
Artwork: Mummy Man Series (5.877Mb)

31_Maquette of Exhibition_Mummy Man Series.jpeg (3920 kB)
Image: Mummy Man Maquette Wall (3.828Mb)

32_Krishna Illuminated.jfif (7253 kB)
Artwork: Illuminated Series (7.083Mb)

33_Christ Illuminated.jpeg (7283 kB)
Artwork: Illuminated Series (7.112Mb)

34_Buddha Illuminated.jfif (6893 kB)
Artwork: Illuminated Series (6.731Mb)

35_Lao Tsu Illuminated.jfif (6388 kB)
Artwork: Illuminated Series (6.238Mb)

36_Maquette of Exhibition_Illuminated Series.jpeg (3174 kB)
Image: Illuminated Maquette Wall (3.100Mb)

37_The Divine Comedy Inferno.jpeg (4507 kB)
Artwork: The Divine Comedy Series (4.402Mb)

38_The Divine Comedy From Purgatorio.jpeg (6296 kB)
Artwork: The Divine Comedy Series (6.148Mb)

39_The Divine Comedy Paridisio.jpeg (4491 kB)
Artwork: The Divine Comedy Series (4.385Mb)

40_Maquette of Exhibition_Divine Comedy Series.jpeg (3208 kB)
Image: The Divine Comedy Maquette Walls (3.133Mb)

41_Return to Earth.jpeg (3131 kB)
Artwork: Return to Earth (3.058Mb)

42_Maquette of Exhibition_Return to Earth Exit.jpeg (4584 kB)
Image: Return to Earth Maquette Wall (4.477Mb)

43_Announcement Card.jpeg.jpeg (1006 kB)
Exhibition Announcement Card (1006.Kb)

44_Announcement Poster.jpeg.jpeg (2457 kB)
Exhibition Announcement Poster (2.400Mb)

45_Announcement Flyer.jpeg.jpeg (2876 kB)
Exhibition Announcement Flyer (2.809Mb)

46_Bench for Exhibit (1 of 2).jfif (3361 kB)
Image: 1 of 2 Benches Built for Exhibition (3.282Mb)

47_DNA B Paper Flowers for Entry.jfif (4581 kB)
Image: Paper DNA B Flowers for Exhibition Entry (4.473Mb)

48_Edge of Epiphany Booklet (Digital Reading Format).pdf (897 kB)
Exhibition Brochure (Digital Reading Format) (897.3Kb)

01_Edge of Epiphany Virtual Exhibition.mp4 (765990 kB)
Video: Virtual Exhibition of Edge of Epiphany (748.0Mb)

01_Edge of Epiphany Virtual Exhibition (Presentation Format).pptx (189986 kB)
Presentation: Virtual Exhibition of Edge of Epiphany (185.5Mb)

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