Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2012

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Nancy Floyd

Second Advisor

Constance Thalken

Third Advisor

Craig Drennen

Fourth Advisor

Stewart Ziff


Subject to Change is the culmination of a two-year investigation of the idea of home. This thesis discusses the journey of creating a home for my family and the work it spawned. Various cultural and artistic influences that shape the work include Grimm’s fairytales, my upbringing in Germany, Sigmund Freud, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Josef Beuys. This work reflects a situation and transforms material that takes on symbolic meaning.