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My main objective in writing a problem in lieu of thesis was to explain how
I would produce, through my everyday experiences, a body of work that deals
with three things, a branch of modern philosophy known as ontology, a visual
landscape called pop, and a critique of contemporary technology classified as
techno-romanticism. Ontology seeks to define the nature of being. When
looking at art in an ontological sense, art can create the edification of what it
means to be human. To paraphrase philosopher Martin Heidegger, we are beings
creating beings not things creating things. Heidegger is stating that art should
not be the creation of things but beings creating objects in their own likeness
that should reflect on their human nature. Creating the art object should in
some way define us as individuals. Seen ontologically, art is the transformation
of human experience into form. For me the experience is based on living in a
highly technological age and being faced with a bombardment of popular images
in daily life.
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Tosten, Erik. Technology, Ontology, and Pop, thesis, May 2003; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4144/m1/4/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .