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Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts

First Advisor

Susie Ganch

Second Advisor

Heath Matysek-Snyder

Third Advisor

Jack Wax

Fourth Advisor

Andrea Keys Connell


Stemming from my own fixation on trying to understand the actions, decisions and thought processes of those around me my work explores the difference between internal and external lives. I construct “brain spaces”; whether my own or someone else’s I strive to understand the decisions they have made and the stories we are a part of. I combine thoughts, feeling and sentiments which I have collected over my life to make objects that act as intermediaries, allowing others to imagine stepping into a mind other than their own. I attempt to bring the landscape of the mind into the physical plane, and to cross the impassable threshold between what is inside and outside of the psyche.


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