Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2019

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Program

Art (Photography)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)




“Feeling Blue” discusses the intersection between art and science as it relates to my thesis body of work entitled Bed/Room. I delve into the sensory world of art, diving into how our environment can have an effect on our neurological and emotional state of being. This is explored through different pathways, namely the color blue, seasonal affective disorder, and the senses. The artwork reflects these ideas, providing a multi sensory environment with the goal of promoting tranquility. Through my process of creating the piece, my intentions shifted to removing Bed/Room from the fine arts context and transferring it into the “real world” as a tool for occupational therapists who work with children with sensory integration issues.