Date of Award

Fall 12-4-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Jeanne Quinn

Second Advisor

Kim Dickey

Third Advisor

Scott Chamberlin


My thesis work and this paper explore the implications of making the theoretical physical. I made an installation comprised of three large sculptures with accompanying wall pieces. The shape of the sculptures is determined by a family of mathematical formulas that vary by two parameters. By making mathematical forms out of physical materials, I give the work as well as the concepts behind them agency, as well as a bodily connection to the maker and the viewer. They become a physical proof of ideas and concepts previously explored theoretically.

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