Date of Award

Spring 5-2013

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Fine Arts

Major Professor

Jim Richard

Second Advisor

Cheryl Hayes

Third Advisor

Dan Rule


Between the actualized built spaces that the artist moves around and through on a daily basis and the more abstract systems we invent to represent these structures sits the illusion of space and structure found in his drawings and paintings. Constant turnover within the built environment offers not only content, but rich analogy for his artistic practice. The artist’s endeavors in the studio in many ways echo the genesis, evolution and possibility he observes in the transitioning city around him. In the actual making of the work, he gleans from traditional methods of drawing and painting, from the architectural lexicon, from experiments with new materials, from the effects of time and decay and from building processes themselves.


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