Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Program


Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)




The formation of memory is a universal experience that occurs at an individual level. Memory is intangible and abstract, but it can be tied to physical objects such as photographs. These objects may remain the same throughout the course of our lives, but our memories are subject to change. Information is inevitably lost or altered over time, as our minds are more pliable than they are rigid. These alterations result in the desire to reconstruct and reinterpret past events given the information that is still accessible. Focusing on objects of domesticity that trigger childhood memories, I reveal how the act of remembering is a complicated experience, as humans struggle between objective truths and fabricated truths. By repurposing photographs and objects using paint, I further complicate the original and echo the process of recalling memory.

Mentor/Primary Advisor

Lisa Bulawsky