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

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Installation, Loss, Metaphysics, Space, Uncertainty


This text is a written articulation of my MFA thesis show entitled Corporeal Thresholds. It aims to share the poignant moments that inspired the work and contextualizes my practice within the framework of metaphysics and the phenomenology of perception. Specific topics include the body and the visceral, doubt and certainty, love and loss, and the defining spaces that influence our lives.


First Advisor

Susan E. Jahoda

Second Advisor

Shona Macdonald

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