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

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Firing the Canon, John Michael Byrd, Lunar, Painting, Queer, Archive


Firing the Canon is written in conjunction with is namesake exhibition, prepared as a culmination of work leading to the master of fine arts degree. In an attempt to help viewers better understand my body of work, I discuss herein: events contributing to my personal narrative, major themes and their origins and pertinent sources of artistic and non-artistic inspiration.


First Advisor

Shona Macdonald

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