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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Jack Wax


The transparent qualities of glass lend to the creation of elements that suggest presence and absence. I often use glass as a surrogate for lost time or space in an object, comparable to the human prosthetic and the notion of a phantom limb. Recent objects of exploration have included broken bottles, fallen tree limbs, and a human skull. The practical knowledge I gained while working in a conservation lab has directly influenced the methodology for treating these objects of disrepair. My primary impetus is a desire to construct what has been lost during an objects existence and reveal sublime qualities. Looking for the spaces in-between things, I create sculpture and installations that transcend static objects beyond their corporeal existence, engage in the process of entropy, and negate it.


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Date of Submission

August 2008

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