Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Graphic Design

First Advisor

Roy McKelvey

Second Advisor

Sandra Wheeler

Third Advisor

Elizabeth Hodges


Memory is like afternoon light penetrating the windows of a fast moving car. The light coming through the trees creates images, reveals objects and faces, and introduces fluctuating sensations of warmth and coolness. Sometimes these images appear in logical sequences and at other times they are fleeting, surreal, and ambiguous. While memories are often presented linearly as fact, in actuality our stories only grasp at the truth. They are fragmented, imagined, and rearranged. By examining the intersection of reality and imagination in memories we see retelling as an act of creativity.


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Date of Submission

May 2010