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Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Communication Arts & Design

First Advisor

Roy McKelvey

Second Advisor

John Malinoski


This project has evolved from my own observation of our deteriorating living environments. I am exploring the development of a visual story to represent my contemplation of humankind's consumption, and how it endangers the balance of the natural world. Through drawing and animation, I hope to develop a visual language and an approach to storytelling that will inspire people to think about balancing economic, environmental, and ethical issues in design and development, and to advocate a simple honest life and noninterference with the necessary course of natural events.


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Date of Submission

June 2008