Date of Award

Spring 5-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Fine Arts


Fine Arts

Major Professor

Cheryl Hayes

Second Advisor

Rebecca Reynolds

Third Advisor

Dan Rule


Narratives recollected from popular sources such as podcast and websites often inspire my animations, paintings, and drawings. My work serves as a pictorial manifestation of everything from visualized passages in literature to eavesdropping. I zigzag from one source to another, combining found images that are loosely associated with one another. I combine them in a simulated collage in order to form an interesting composition. My purpose is to create a magical moment that pulls us away from the monotony of life. Storytelling not only allows one to see oneself and how one relates to others, but it also can provide a way for a person to cope with the unpredictable nature of existence. I am hoping that my art will provide opportunities for the viewer to expand his/her own unique personal narrative.


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