Publication Date

1-1-1995

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Beard, Richard E.

Department

School of Art

Abstract

In my work, I explore how using illusions and metaphors can change the way people perceive things. Illusions appear one way at first, and then the perception of them changes. In a way, they can be two things at once. A painting based on an illusion can have multiple meanings based on the differing perceptions of it. Using metaphors has a similar effect, as the painting exists as a straightforward rendering and also as the metaphor it represents. I feel this duality lends depth to a piece and encourages the viewer to find meaning beyond the obvious.

Extent

7 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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