Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2022

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Program


Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)




Presenting non-seeing is paradoxical. This thesis explores the meaning of presenting images of people that are not clear or readable. In my practice I obscure surveillance images of people at gas stations in black neighborhoods as a political act. Using my practice as grounding, I explore how abstraction, translation between media, and referencing pixelated images can reorder relationships between viewer and surveilled people, provoke reflection upon how they see people in public space, and disrupt the reiteration of racial power structures.

Mentor/Primary Advisor

Cheryl Wassenaar

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