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Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Painting & Printmaking

First Advisor

Richard Roth


With painting I find myself asking a lot of questions and finding very few answers, but I think it is a healthy and necessary process. This constant questioning parallels life outside of art for that reason. Life is full of unanswerable questions, and that is part of the reason why I make paintings. It is a strange way of accepting and dealing with the unknown. In this thesis I explain my relationship to the practice of painting. I reveal the actual processes I go through when making a painting, and investigate the content, or lack thereof, in my abstract paintings.


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Date of Submission

June 2008