Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sara Clark


Artist Statement From my earliest memories pattern and repetition of the details in my surroundings were things that caught my attention. The patterns found in the living room wallpaper, the fabric of my mom’s dress, the texture in the buttons found in the sewing box were all fascinating to me. Figuring out the rules of the pattern and being able to predict what came next satisfied my need for order. More recently, I have found myself breaking the rules of predictability by disrupting pattern and combining unexpected materials. With a focus on textiles, I am inspired by and drawn to processes that can be used to simulate the lines, pattern, repetition, and unexpected variety that is found in nature and architecture. There is whimsy in the multiple threads that make up the sights around us expressed in color and stitched line. I cycle through a process of identifying textures and patterns that attract me, then finding new ways to translate them in my art.


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Date of Submission

December 2009