Date of Award

Summer 8-24-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Francoise Duresse

Second Advisor

Melinda Barlow

Third Advisor

Mike Womack

Fourth Advisor

Jeanne Quinn

Fifth Advisor

Alvin Gregorio


In this thesis, I address the questions and issues that are central to my work as an artist. I discuss my primary motivations in the creation of this project, along with an explanation of the process that led to its completion. I provide historical context for work, including specific references to artists, movements, and writers that have been influential. In addition, I consider the current cultural climate and social backdrop in which this work exists. The themes and subjects that are addressed will continue to inform my practice in the years to come.

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Art Practice Commons