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Document Type

Campus Access

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

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

Year Degree Awarded

2009

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

Drawing, Painting, Art History, Art Education

Abstract

My thesis is about the metaphor of erosion of mind and matter and reconstructing my own memory using influences of environment, athletics, atmosphere, and art. Drawing from these important sources conjures something unknown. Deterioration of surfaces in the desert parallels my faded memories. Erosion gradually decays matter and the mind; it decays material surfaces facing the environment of the desert and mentally deteriorates details of the past. The mind recorded the past to remember but certain memories and details have faded away in time, and from here I compensate by using imagination.

First Advisor

Jeanette Cole

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