Title

Élan Vital

Date of Award

2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

First Advisor

David Amico

Second Advisor

Rachel Lachowicz

Third Advisor

Katie Grinnan

Rights Information

© Sharon Mealey

Abstract

My art explores the inner qualities of life, focusing on adaptability and resiliency. I am interested in the mysterious vital force philosophers call élan vital that animates human beings. I investigate the transitory nature of life where it intersects with élan vital. My paintings accommodate the ephemeral and the perpetual. Please see Download button in top right corner for the full statement.

2-Artist Statement - ElanVital, Sharon Mealey.doc (40 kB)
Artist Statement for Élan Vital

3-Elan Vital Announcement Cards, Sharon Mealey.pdf (59 kB)
Postcard Announcing Sharon Mealey's Solo Exhibition

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