Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2014

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Christina West

Second Advisor

Ruth Stanford

Third Advisor

Maria Gindhart


White Trash Cherub is a romanticized exploration of my autobiographical memory spanning a three-year period of my earl childhood when I grew up in a poor, uneducated, and abusive environment. This current work serves as a transitional passage between some of those memories and the metamorphosed perspective I now carry as an adult while simultaneously reflecting on the beauty of being human even though an individual's circumstances may not be so.