Term of Award

Spring 2022

Degree Name

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

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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


Department of Art

Committee Chair

Jeff Garland

Committee Member 1

Matthew Mogle

Committee Member 2

Jason Hoelscher


An understanding of our world is unique to each individual and their experiences. While experiences are often shared, we all process them according to our own schema. Through exploration into the multiple facets of plexiglass, my work examines trauma, loss and its lasting effect on a person's memory of the past, present and perception of the future. These experiences can cause an abrupt shift in personal schema and reshape one’s perception of the world. Through the combination of visual and linguistic stimuli, my trauma-informed work can be a catalyst for my viewers to discuss what they are experiencing and why. This can encourage self-reflection, leading to a better understanding of one another and our varying perspectives.

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