Romancing The Labor

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kevin Vanek (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Hanna Jubran

Abstract: Romancing the Labor by Kevin M. Vanek This is a report of a creative body of work dealing with the adaptation of traditional industrial processes into contemporary sculpture. This thesis shows that admiration for labor is still present in sculpture by utilizing the techniques and language of industry for an aesthetic purpose. My work deals with these processes as an act of emulation and reverence to our industrial past. The objects demonstrate my respect and appreciation towards industry and labor along with the beauty I find in the machinery material and processes. Through the adaptation of industrial processes I am able to re-envision turn of the century labor processes and reinforce an admiration for the work of the hands-on-laborer. 

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Date: 2013
Fine arts, Blue Collar, Industry, Iron Casting, Labor, Metal Casting, Sculpture

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