Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts - Painting

First Advisor

Hilary Wilder

Second Advisor

Hilary Wilder


I look to the common and mundane as sources for inspiration and imagination. In an attempt to evolve a veneer away from representing a coveted material, I have taken phenomenological events from my own personal experience and have searched for commonalities with them to create a new idea for veneering. My exploratory use of Google as a grammar-less machine deciphers the very nature of naming and its ambiguous attachment to an image. I am interested in the multiplicity of personal associations that become attached to images, and the subjectivity thus involved in the naming of an image.


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Date of Submission

May 2014

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Fine Arts Commons