Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2012

Degree Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Dr. Melanie Davenport

Second Advisor

Dr. Kevin Hsieh

Third Advisor

Dr. Melody Milbrandt


This arts-based thesis is a culmination of how I explore the condition of being mortal

through artwork which includes the use of animal bones and religion. This examination

will determine how my future art curriculum may help students think in personal and

spiritual which provides critical thinking and personal growth.