Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Photography & Film

First Advisor

Sonali Gulati


Long Walk in Flight School is a document intended to complement a body of artwork that includes photographs, giclee prints, animation, and a twenty two page book of images. The main focus of the text is to discuss two types of exchange; my energy with tools in exchange for an object or event, which is then exchanged in the imagination of the audience for something else, a hybrid thing. These exchanges are part of the performance or presentation of the work. Beginning with a brief description of intent at the start of graduate school, it traces my development as an artist over a two year period, highlighting shifts in my thinking and activity during that time. Finally, it describes my thesis artwork as a set of potential narratives that are conceptually related but visually diverse.


© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

June 2008