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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sara Clark


My work is designed to visually intrigue and excite while creating a sense of intimacy with the viewer. The inspiration for my paintings, prints, and mixed media pieces are derived from views of flowers and the female form. Sometimes the flowers and forms are presented separately, sometimes they are combined into single works. I experiment with different media and supports, such as acrylic paint and gel transfers on canvas or Plexiglas, drypoint on Plexiglas, and chalk pastels on wood paneling. Compositionally, I often place light, transparent shapes against dark, opaque grounds to create dramatic contrast. I also use a wide range of values, a vivid and varied color palette, and fine detail to attract my viewer’s attention.


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Date of Submission

April 2012