Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts - Painting

First Advisor

Christine Gray


I see myself as a maker. Most of what I do is make paintings, but to define myself as a painter puts other projects at a critical disadvantage, labeling them as “side projects.” Robert Morris once said that although visually his work may vary a great deal, he felt the ideas flowed throughout the work. I like this idea. The role of the studio and the idea of play as both diligent investigation and a way of playing a game with the viewer is part of what I will discuss. In addition, I use game spaces as a surrogate to look at interpersonal interactions and as setting for a game within a game dynamic to be discussed.


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Date of Submission

May 2011

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