Blair, Nikki

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Grotesque beauty 2007 909 "My recent work explores the duality of beauty and the grotesque coexisting simultaneously within a singular sculptural form. I seek to make work that paradoxically seduces the viewer with the promise of beauty even as it repels in its cultivation of...
Explorations in labor and material as makers of place. 2010 819 This thesis paper contains a descriptive analysis of works produced by the author for the 2010 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum which runs from May 2nd through June 6th, 2010. The pieces included in the exhibition challenge pre...
An awkward specimen: deconstructing the body and the mental spaces in which it inhabits 2011 604 The written portion of the thesis is an analysis of the conceptual and aesthetic concerns of a series of artworks exploring the effects and relationships of medical and technological interventions on the body. My M.F.A. thesis installation includes v...
Like this you will live on forever: memory, the keepsake and the photograph 2015 218 This paper explores the underlying philosophies, research and artistic context to the artworks The Presence of Absence, Family Tree, Apart/Together, and Family Home included in the MFA thesis exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, April through J...
Groomings 2016 11 The lessons of dedication, frugality, and contemplation I shared with my childhood pony serve as the foundations of my disposition and edify my visual language. In order to seek clarity in these lessons and connect with others through them, I turn to...
The body shop 2016 7 The Body Shop is a body of work made up of reinterpreted machines and products used to pursue our ideal self. My sculptures, including Moist-Erratic, All-in-Wall, The Body Bits Variety Pack, Snares Hair-Care, and others are all available for an indiv...