Date of Award

Fall 12-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Fine Arts


Fine Arts

Major Professor

Dan Rule

Second Advisor

Tony Campbell

Third Advisor

Cheryl Hayes


The thesis writing here is an effort by the artist to identify his motives in creating, and his aims for the audience, and to communicate this to the reader in a clear and truthful manner. Section 1 focuses on introducing the ground of the artists’ thinking, discussing his ideas of the body and culture identity, and how they motivate his work. Section 2 goes into greater detail about the manner his thought process evolved through the course of a number of works. In Section 3, there is an ever sharper focus in the works towards the isolated and inscrutable individual. The theme that runs throughout is that, although it’s difficult if not impossible to fully communicate with another, the effort is worthwhile.


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