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MFA Thesis Report / Manifesto
MFA Thesis Report / Manifesto

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Down, down, down. There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again. 13


"It is very hard to write these things down as I have a lot of trouble & work to do at the present time. & to write these things down I have to work my mind & thoughts & memory. So I hope you can understand clearly what I write down here."

Mrs. Alice May Williams.
“The other live World – heaven,”
No One May Ever Have the Same Knowledge Again. Los Angeles: The Trustees and The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information Press, 1993: 12.

There is something to be said about the unrelenting pursuit of SOMETHING one finds curious. We have all chased SOMETHING at one time or another. Perhaps we can name it; perhaps we can’t. Perhaps we can claim it; perhaps we can’t. Regardless, the hunt itself is an enthralling engagement. I myself became entangled in a pursuit of a certain aesthetic captivation. Like Alice’s encounter with a white rabbit, my curiosity was taken over; only it was by the whiteness of a different character. Instead of a rabbit-hole, I traversed the vacancy of a hollow, slip-cast figurine: a ceramic _____. And like Alice, I went down after it, never once considering how in the world to get out again.

Yes, I would say that a _____ holds my attention to a great degree.

Although… it would appear that it could also be any number of things…

Set UPON (prep) that curious place we call the shelf.