Date of Award

Spring 5-2013

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Fine Arts


Fine Arts

Major Professor

Tony Campbell

Second Advisor

Ariya Martin

Third Advisor

Kathy Rodriquez


My body of work involves photographic and video explorations around the concept that cinema has a great influence over who we are as a culture and as individuals. I use the tableaux technique to illustrate the archetypal language of film through fictional film stills. Congruously, I use video to interject myself into scenes from movies, referencing the way viewers mentally project themselves into movies as they watch them. I am interested in decoding visual stereotypes promoted by cinema through the lens of my own experience with movies.


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