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dc.contributorO'Malley, Ryan
dc.contributorGron, Jack
dc.contributorMercer, Kevin
dc.creatorTurner, William Ross
dc.descriptionA thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF FINE ARTS in STUDIO ART from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas.
dc.descriptionMythossippi: The Call to Adventure is largely inspired by the rich tradition of folklore in the American South, where narration still holds strong social significance and is implemented to convey values, bring people together, and imbue life with art. Qualities of Old World folktales, such as the hero’s journey, enchanted objects, and terrifying creatures are still utilized in storytelling throughout. Paying homage to this age-old tradition, Turner invites the viewer to explore Mythossippi — a fictional locale fabricated from a light-hearted critique of the contemporary American South using traditional folklore and personal narratives to weave a humorous tall tale. This work creates an environmental installation utilizing a combination of sculptural forms, printmaking techniques, found objects, sound, smell, and light where the viewer can suspend disbelief and allow themselves to surrender to the whimsical, the comedic, the ominous, and the foreboding.
dc.descriptionArt & Design
dc.descriptionCollege of Liberal Arts
dc.format57 pages
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dc.rightsTurner, William Ross
dc.titleMythossippi: The Call to Adventure

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