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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

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Visual Arts


Detrich, David


Food is a central component of our daily lives. The highly charged, fast-paced world of today is a place we all move quickly through, often stopping just in time to eat and then continue on our way. The significance of food in rituals helps us recognize and remember this pleasure. My sculptural practice explores aspects of food in regards to pleasure, giving, and reception. Time, labor, and ritual are reflected in the techniques and processes used to manipulate various temporal and permanent materials. Senses of taste, touch and smell are incorporated the following sculptural works with the in an attempt to evoke an alternate sensory response from the viewer that challenges and questions everyday perceptions associated with food and culture.

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