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Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sue Munro


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.


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Date of Submission

August 2009