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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Sculpture + Extended Media

First Advisor

Kendall Buster

Second Advisor

Massa Lemu

Third Advisor

Corin Hewitt


This written thesis focuses on my MFA thesis exhibition, Puddlefist. It begins with an introduction to both the artworks and my artistic approach, then discusses the text Transcendental Black Metal by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, which serves as a larger reference point for the work. The latter part of this written thesis is a narrative influenced by the convergence of the sculptures that comprise the exhibition. I consider it a form of endurance writing that exercises motifs of noise, mantra, and monotony. In the section entitled Puc and Yellow, NPC (non-playable character) dialogue from the video game Fallout: New Vegas is transcribed and reformatted. In the section entitled Curl, lyrical content is transcribed and reformatted from songs of two different authors. They are: “2021” by A.G. Cook, and Pica by GRAK. All appropriated content is not my own and used only for artistic purposes.


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