All Flesh is Grass

By Arlyne Moi

Norwegian College of Applied Art and Design, Thesis for Master’s Degree, 1998
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Approaching the theme of plant metaphor from many angles has facilitated the creative process and formation of ideas, which were legion. I found that a worn out theme which many consider unapproachable still holds unlimited possibilities. No mater how urban our culture becomes, plants will still provide metaphors by which we can understand our lives.

The process of simplification allowed for an ornamental approach to flowers. Combining these with acrobatic figures created visual imagery which was applied both with molded paper and various intaglio techniques, re-sulting in objects related to two types of rooms. The book «Fallet» is the third picture book for adults I have made while at school, and I intend to produce more in the coming years.

Throughout this degree program many surprises occurred which form the basis for possible future projects. I have developed a real love for printmaking and messing about in workshops and hope to have my own some day.


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