Date of Award

Fall 12-3-2010

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Melanie Yazzie

Second Advisor

Richard Saxton

Third Advisor

C. Maxx Stevens

Fourth Advisor

Melanie Walker


In this thesis I describe how I have integrated the imagery and symbolism of the Bear and the Rabbit into my creative practice. I have proven how narratives and especially those of fairy tales, including but not limited to "The Woman Who Married a Bear" and "The Bear Skin" by the Brothers Grimm have greatly inspired my writing and thesis exhibition. In my current artistic work I explore the aesthetics of the Grotesque, Carnivalesque, and the Cute. I also address the concept and the symbolism of my installation of the "Cave", and describe the work in the exhibition space.

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