Date of Award
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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Gene Felice II
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
This thesis outlines the formulation of a research-based practice in kinetic sculpture. The primary goal is to investigate how historical and contemporary kinetic sculpture might provide a means for exploring the notion of guilt as seen through the paradigm of the Catholic Church by way of sensory pleasure using Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth as a framework. The methodological model upon which this research is based is a hybrid model that combines elements of experimental engineering methodologies (i.e. experimentation, data collection, data analysis, etc.) as well as historical research. The primary outcome is Acts of Contrition, a series of five kinetic sculptures that illustrate a physical representation of the Monomyth and have added to a greater understanding of guilt as experienced via Catholic theology by way of sensory pleasure.
Warman, Wade, "Acts of Contrition: An Exploration of Catholic Guilt and Sensory Pleasure in Kinetic Sculpture" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2946.