Date of Award

Summer 8-2014

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Fine Arts


Fine Arts

Major Professor

Dan Rule

Second Advisor

Ariya Martin

Third Advisor

Cheryl Hayes


I explore nature in order to understand something that is becoming increasingly unfamiliar. I wonder about accelerated human transactions with nature: the control of animals, land, and resources for pleasure, consumption or survival; and how these actions manifest themselves visually in the modern world. Through images, I create new ideas about my surroundings. My questions about nature are documented through my work employing subtlety to narrate stories of contemporary environments.


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