Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Mike Womack

Second Advisor

Alvin Gregorio

Third Advisor

Melinda Barlow

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


This thesis examines the connection of current political outrage and it’s relationship to the use of social media. The composition of news reporting through media is explored along with the way in which news is consumed in America today. I also discuss observations about the way people behave online and the new languages they are using to communicate with one another. Finally, I explain the reason why I chose the specific images I did for my thesis paintings along with the insight I gained from this research as a whole.

Included in

Art Practice Commons