Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Fine Arts - Jewelry and metalworking

First Advisor

Susie Ganch


The brain begins collecting and categorizing information from the moment we are born. It can identify patterns and direct our choices long before we are consciously aware of it. Even when we become aware of the deliberate choice we often don’t know why we are making it. It is striking how much of what we do is dictated subconsciously by our brains. While I am not a scientist and I don’t aim to research the brain, I think it is interesting to think about how this effects what I do in the studio. I am a product of the world I live in and my work is a product of me.


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Date of Submission

May 2011

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Fine Arts Commons