Date of Award

Summer 8-11-2011

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Dr. Kevin Hsieh

Second Advisor

Dr. Melody Milbrandt

Third Advisor

Dr. Melanie Davenport


This study is about how the research of monsters and contemporary artists who create monster-related work can help create monsters from my own imagination using the process of synthesis. In it I discuss how the monsters I created in my artwork tell a story. I also talk about how this study can be used to relate art to other fields of study such as English and History, and the idea of Visual Culture.