Date of Award

Spring 5-2014

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Fine Arts


Fine Arts

Major Professor

Aaron McNamee

Second Advisor

Tony Campbell

Third Advisor

Kathy Rodriguez


This document attempts to capture the main ideas and evolution of my art making process during the three years of graduate studies at the University of New Orleans. My art making practice is an ever-evolving exploration of materials and ideas. Through art processes and experimentations I am able to overcome negative feelings about my role in society. I get lost in my process making things, thinking about things, and trying to come up with new ideas for the world. I am attempting to heighten mundane materials like cardboard, crayons, foams and concrete with intuitive abstract shape making. I am trying to present materials to the viewers in a way that is unusual and engaging. It is my hope that in doing so they might think about similar things that I think about while making the objects.


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