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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Lydia Thompson


My work is my critique of a generation that is dependent upon the conveniences of consumerism. Consumerism in our culture is almost inescapable. I do not condemn or celebrate this way of life because it is the only one I know. There are many things about consumerism that I hate such as the waste it creates or class system it creates. At the same time I enjoy the ease and the comforts that it allows us. This is one of the problems with our generation; we do not take a stand either way because we are so dependent on consumerism. No matter how self reliant we may think we are our culture still desires consumerism.


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Date of Submission

June 2008