Windows Out

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Melanie Walker

Second Advisor

Frances Charteris

Third Advisor

Francoise Duresse

Fourth Advisor

Richard Saxton

Fifth Advisor

CMaxx Stevens


The Windows Out project is a collaborative work that raises awareness; it exhibits the interconnectivity of art and life. Life offers infinite moments of art and beauty; seen and unseen. Imagination and community participation provide opportunities for individuals to be part of the process-to be the art. Through the community garden, the power of art is charged with a purpose towards action in the world.

Windows function as safe keepers, but are also the threshold that connect the interior with the exterior. The garden also serves as a vehicle of connection between private and public realms; it is a site where life flourishes and decays through natural cycles of time; an intangible connection between individuals is shared through refuge and reflection. Light nourishes the growth of plants and inspires transformation of individuals.

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Art Practice Commons