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University of North Texas - Oak Street Hall

Graduate MFA Thesis Exhibition by Ceramist Lyndee Deal.
Exhibition runs from March 18-23. Opening reception is on March 21 from 5 - 7 p.m.

A shot of apple cider vinegar, 13 vitamins, gluten-free diet, and portion control. These are all aspects of my routine that I dread but they keep me going.

The concept of routine as composition really resonated with me when I first made these dietary changes. Much like repeated elements in a composition, repeated elements in my routine are what keep me going, help me function, and make me a successful composition (or human, whatever you want to call it). So why do I get bogged down by the objects that are supposed to be helping me? I should be excited that I have all of these nutritional resources, right? As a woman who has been on some sort of weight loss diet since age 12, it was difficult to come to terms with the fact that my body is dependent on another object (or twenty) to fully function. There is a sense of freedom lost when you constantly have to rearrange your schedule or plans to accommodate these needs. Let’s face it, when you’re a busy twenty-something, you have much bigger things to worry about. I mean, I only have 500 Instagram followers?! Nevertheless, by creating functional pieces specifically made to accompany these unenjoyable aspects, I intend to make the elements of my routine, that I dread, something to look forward to.

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