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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sara Clark


My altered photographic and abstract mixed media work is driven by my process- oriented exploration of materials and imagery. I am more interested in the act of creating than in planning for a final result. This allows me freedom in my approaches and the ability to choose from a diverse variety of media, techniques, and subject matter. I use both additive and subtractive processes in producing my work, which includes photography, computer graphics, acrylics, image transfers, and encaustics. My photographs serve as a springboard for ideas by providing me with themes to investigate. Figures and faces, cities and landscapes, and abstracted natural forms are the subjects that occur most frequently in my work. The final result of each piece is shaped by my focus on the layers, textures, and visual relationships that are formed by combining and transforming imagery.


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Date of Submission

April 2013