Defense Date

2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sue Munro

Abstract

Artist Statement My art is deeply rooted in graphic design. Along the way I have experimented in block printing, screen printing, and painting. I use highly saturated colors and patterns to create optical illusions. One major influence on my work is the Op Art movement from the 1960s. From Op Art I take the ideas of how color and shape can work together to create visual effects. Music is another influence on my work. I try to create rhythms and the illusion of pulsating beats, visually. I want there to be a sensation of movement within the work where some parts of the artwork appear to advance and other parts to recede. My goal in art is to evoke a sense of visual excitement in the viewer through the use of color, shape, and pattern.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

August 2009

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