American Spirits and Baby Powder

Alyssa Rautenstrauch
Fine Arts

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American Spirits and Baby Powder
Contributor Names
Rautenstrauch, Alyssa (Creator, Artist)
Zhao, Suikang (Thesis advisor)
Summary/Artist's Statement
In this particular work of mine I chose to cast my own body out of plaster gauze fill with found and amaze objects. I wanted to portray that by using my “body” as a materialized/artificial example of our subconscious.
Still Image
Sculpture (visual works)
Plaster gauze, plaster, found materials, fabric & concrete
Medium (Terms)
Plaster (composite coating)
Plaster (composite coating)
Found objects
Course/Degree Information
Program/Degree: Fine Arts BFA
Course name: FA 492 - Senior Project Thesis: Sculpture
Academic semester: Spring 2023
Professor: Suikang Zhao
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FIT Repository ID: fa_000231


Rautenstrauch, A. (2023). American Spirits and Baby Powder. FIT Institutional Repository.
Rautenstrauch, Alyssa. American Spirits and Baby Powder. 2023. FIT Digital Repository,
Rautenstrauch, Alyssa. "American Spirits and Baby Powder." FIT Digital Repository, 2023.