Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts - Painting

First Advisor

Hilary Wilder

Second Advisor

Christine Gray

Third Advisor

Corin Hewitt

Fourth Advisor

Gregory Volk


This document examines the theory behind the process leading to my paintings, as well as the content of the images I use. The former will invoke romanticism, infinite possibilities, and the need for having certain parameters and flexible rules. The latter will talk about sentimentality and contemporary culture. I will explain the mechanics of justifying the choice of a particular way of painting: the push and pull between the loaded content of an image versus the language of painting itself.


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Date of Submission

May 2013

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