Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sara Clark


I experimented with different imagery until I found a symbol that reflected my interpretation of my subconscious. This symbol is referred to as a circumpunct, or a circle with a dot in the middle. The dot in the middle is called a void. The circumpunct acts as emotional restraint, while the void acts as a challenge that is on the horizon. Process and meditation are what allow me to create from this subconscious labyrinth. By hand, I either paint or sculpt circumpuncts. By creating these circumpuncts and their voids, I have transformed a subconscious emotion into something visual. I started incorporating this symbol in my sculptures and then it started appearing in my paintings. I used it intuitively in every piece I made. Even when I tried to make something new, I would end up using it.


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Date of Submission

November 2011