Date of Award


Document Type



College of Visual and Performing Arts

Degree Program

Fine Arts

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Thesis Advisor

Shaun Cassidy

Committee Member

Stacey Davidson

Committee Member

Karen Stock


Sculpture, Installation, Steel, Surrealism, Minimalism, Found object


This thesis statement will explore connections between my work and contemporary artists and its references to art movements including Minimalism, Dada and Surrealism, and Installation art. My thesis work explores the metaphors of current social and political constructs that seem to operate properly, but in reality, do not. My intention is to juxtapose constructed and found fragments of mixed media in such a way as to subvert their traditional associations in order to encourage viewers to question reality. My relationship to the materials and interest in the process are as important to me as the final product. No single piece of the entire installation is meant to be a stand-alone object and as such, each arrangement differs depending on the space and moment in time of creation.

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Sculpture Commons