Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts - Fibers

First Advisor

Susan Iverson


My work gives physical form to the ephemeral sense of memory. Memories shift and fade as life passes. The subtle and constant changes in the atmosphere give visual form to the passage of time. The time I spend working is marked by each stitch, each knot, each repetitive act of my hands. I construct and deconstruct my materials to show a suspension between formation and falling apart, the acts of remembering and forgetting, and to represent time passing and time stopped. I explore the visual aspects of how memories appear in our brain, and how the brain changes as memories are lost. An imagined landscape reflects the vastness of our mind. The unspecified topographies I create leave a sense of mystery about the place formed by the materials.


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Date of Submission

June 2013

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