Term of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Art

Committee Chair

Jane Pleak

Committee Member 1

Bruce Little

Committee Member 2

Tiffanie Townsend


This paper discusses the body of work developed for my thesis, Invasive Interactions, which represents abstracted trees as a metaphor for humanistic situations. Through my forms I will discuss equality, abuse, isolation, community, and at the fundamental level, nature itself. Invasive Interactions was created to evoke a subtle awareness in the subconscious of the viewer and to emphasize our world's diverse natural landscape and its fragility.

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