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Master of Fine Arts


Craft/Material Studies

First Advisor

Susie Ganch

Second Advisor

Jack Wax

Third Advisor

Aaron McIntosh


What is the very first thing you notice about a person? Appearance? What if the first thing you saw was everything that they were trying to hide? We would see every flaw but we would also see every truth. What Lies Beneath is an exploration of interior and exterior and an exposure to the dark and abject inside all of us; the parts we keep hidden and the things that build up until they have no place else to go. Rooted in an examination of the human psyche, my thesis explores the difference between the facade we project to the world and the truth within ourselves.


© Meg Wachs

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