Defense Date

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sara Clark

Abstract

Artist Statement

I reference nature in my mixed media works that primarily include painting and glass. My process is intuitive and the materials guide me each step of the way. I create textural surfaces that are intended to reflect and mimic nature. I often add found objects to my work that I have picked up along a walk. The objects capture a memory for me, and add visual and textural elements.

I want to evoke a familiar feeling or sense of place in each piece by suggesting sensory experiences, such as the dusty earth, the wind against the skin, or the smell of salt water. I would like people to be drawn in and to look closer in hopes that a familiar feeling or sense of place is evoked in them.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

3-31-2015

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