Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts - Sculpture

First Advisor

Partegas Ester


The goal of this paper is to examine some ways in which BEHAVIOR, POTENTIAL ENERGY, and EMPATHY are critical components in my thinking and work. The impetus for my work is an investigation of how these three components can be manifested in visually expressive and powerful states. My masters thesis, The Three Odalisques, is an attempt at making a space and world which privileges these components and the potential for art to express these ideas. This paper is divided into two parts. The first section is a formal analysis of the pieces in my work from my MFA thesis show. The second section is a compilation of disparate content that has resonance with my work.


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Date of Submission

May 2014

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