Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sara Clark


Artist Statement My art is where I go to relax, rebuild, and replenish. It is an escape that allows me to remember a simpler time of traveling and watching my daughters grow. It is through these images that I find my focus in the beauty of nature and the love of being a mother. In my work I strive to emphasize the contrast of textures and colors in a shell, or the way light from a sunrise dances across the waves and sand. Life and our environments change quickly and should be remembered and shared with the next generation. Through my art, I want to convey my creative passions in the hope that it will inspire others.


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Date of Submission

March 2010