Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
This thesis is a back and forth conversation I have with myself, my work, and a departed friend. These words thread together a belief, and lack of belief in an ontological infinity. I discuss how the loss of a friend relates to my work and my ever-changing thoughts in regards an eternity that I view as impalpable. Throughout my studio practice and poetry, I create a personal symbolic system in order to soothe my ephemeral thoughts around my knowledge of mortality. This system of iconography and meaning eases my ever-questioning secular mind as I try to find significance in life and in death.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Block, Candice J., "I Do Not Pray, So I Paint" (2016). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 53. https://doi.org/10.7936/K7GX48TG.