|Exploring organic pattern through surface design
||My work in the MFA program has explored the use of organic, abstract images that are taken from nature and recreated and repeated in two-dimensional, mixed media work. My thesis will further explain this process.
My process involves photographing va...
|The feather series and reflection
||Over the past two semesters I have explored the medium of drawing through a
series of large-scale charcoal and graphite drawings of feathers. What started as small,
delicate pencil drawings of feathers have evolved into large drawings adapted from
|Personal archaeology : an autoethnographic illumination of a late-blooming feminist artist
||Originally seeking personal healing and restoration of balance in life through artistic expression and the creative process, I am enlightened by female precedents and empowered by their work and my own process. An aesthetic sisterhood with a twelfth ...
|Techniques as a foundation builds artistic confidence
||As an elementary and middle school art teacher, this art-making research has
implications for my teaching. I have learned much more about watercolor painting
techniques, which can be passed on to my students. I have found that my increased
|In a contemporary tearoom--placement of ceramics : investigating contexts of raku ceramics in space and time
||My thesis study investigates exclusive spaces for raku in contemporary life and time. Myexhibition focuses a modern tearoom that has modified its traditional Japanese source. Thesealterations are based on my discoveries of how raku is made and displa...
|'gär-d[inverted upside-down e]n\ : playful re-imaginings of the natural environment cultivated through exploratory mark making
||Through a series of exploratory and layered mark-making, I create abstract images depicting a “re-imagining” of new spaces which relate to the natural environment and man made boundaries, such as gardens. This imagining includes both my physical and ...
||My thesis study explores a variety of themes voicing several binary oppositions, creating abstractforms transposed from industrial or craft-based materials. These themes include relationshipsbetween conventionally “masculine” and “feminine” roles; wo...