Date of Award


Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Program


Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)




Questions guide my art practice, so they naturally guide the structure of this thesis.


If I remember, what then?

What makes a memoir?

What is the work made of?

Nouns and adjectives—why have both?

What’s the role of sound?

How does the form of installation relate to memoir?

How do we take an installation from situation to story?

What happens in the studio?

What gets me to the studio in the first place?

What matters?

Objects have power. They hold the histories of their owners—or if they have not had previous owners, they at least carry the connotations of their material. I collect objects—raw materials and personal items—and combine them together in the studio to create physically engaging installations. The work functions as sculptural memoir, driven by a desire to discover and tell stories.

Mentor/Primary Advisor

Michael Byron