Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Junco Sato Pollack - Committee Chair

Second Advisor

Carol LeBaron - Committee Member

Third Advisor

Joe Peragine - Committee Member


Khwaam Jam is an introspective installation of works that explore the perceptions of identity based on memory. Created through the exploration of my past and present, the works of Khwaam Jam utilize the principles and techniques of textile design and production while involving mixed media and new materials in a site-specific installation. This installation is intended to represent my memory on a large scale. The hanging pieces are the focal point of the exhibition and are the physical manifestation of my perception of the categorization and storage of my memories. Memories are the vessels through which we create our identity. An individual’s identity is not only created from the personal experiences of the individual, but also from the experiences of those linked to the individual, whether on an intimate or social level. This overlap of memories is what connects us and helps create both individual and social identities through a series of shared memories.