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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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As I encounter life during a global pandemic, caused by a virus that has us all homebound, I continue my own struggle with a different virus that keeps me not only homebound, but bed bound as well. In this thesis project, I make my way around and through the questions of chronic illness, self-worth, productivity and a changing relationship to time that arise in this dual viral experience - situating the personal within a larger social/political context.


First Advisor

Susan Jahoda

Second Advisor

Shona Macdonald

Third Advisor

Kimberlee Pérez

Fourth Advisor

Juana Valdés

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