Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Craig Dongoski

Second Advisor

Pamela Longobardi

Third Advisor

Jeremy Bolen

Fourth Advisor

Serena Perrone


Getting lost in nature, I can sense the unfixity of its countless forms and processes. Recurring patterns at micro and macro scale arise from creative and destructive forces in space and time; reality appears simultaneously constant and impermanent. My thesis work, a wheel inside a wheel, explores the self in relation to contemporary conceptions of reality. I look at static and dynamic representations of stripped-down patterns modeled from nature, like circular bursts, splintering branches, or the meander of a wave. The action-based works on paper and cloth leverage invisible forces and signal permanency and physical embodiment, deepened through an engagement with archetypal materials. Time-based media renders an altogether separate point of view. Presenting documentary footage alongside artifacts of this abstraction practice, I speculate on the role sensing and recording technologies have in altering perceptions and observations of reality.


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