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Master of Fine Arts


Painting and Printmaking

First Advisor

Holly Morrison


My paintings are linked to a thirst for exploring new landscapes and perspectives, my interest in the extremes and subtleties of geological phenomenon and a desire to create, chase after, and teeter on a brink. Here I will discuss these topics and work to unpack my interest in avoiding comfort, my relationship to control and the creation and function of my paintings. To extract myself from my tactile and visual world of process and paint and enter the world of written language presents very different challenges than the ones fostered in the studio. The goal in both is to reveal the overlaps and complexities of the issues I am researching and to embrace any contradictions not as ambiguity, but as migrating, nutritious sediment; ever changing particles that can be examined again and again as their intersection with a historical and contemporary discourse evolves.


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