Term of Award

Spring 2023

Degree Name

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

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Department of Art

Committee Chair

Jeff Garland

Committee Member 1

Jason Hoelscher

Committee Member 2

Melissa Huang


Ritualism is everywhere in the world and something that everyone takes part in, whether we acknowledge it or not. Rituals can be as simple as a morning routine or as monumental as memorializing a loved one. The works in this thesis are within the covenant of southern witchcraft and how it comes together in Ritual Art. Through documentation, memory-fueled found objects, and time-based installation I consider how growing up in Georgia and being a practicing witch played a role in my identity formation. Rituals are vital to the identities themselves and the history they hold. Symbolism plays a major role in deciphering these identities and allows me to display relatable emotions to a viewer unfamiliar with the in-group iconography.

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