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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sara Clark


Artist Statement My landscapes depict the converging of sky, water, and land to symbolize transcendence, transformation, and life. I use an impressionistic style and manipulate the effects of light to capture a scene as it appears to me. Other times I re-arrange sky, land, and water into compositions that I visualize in my imagination. The convergence of natural elements can be a wide open gate where the ocean meets the sky, or it can be the narrow meandering path of a long river that meets the sky at a distant horizon. I use the physicality of terra firma, the place I inhabit physically and spiritually, as I use my art to describe the signs of transcendence and transformation.


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Date of Submission

April 2012