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Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author Department/Program

Graduate School of Art

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis


In my studio practice, I optimize visual phenomena in an effort to create a sense of wonder in the viewer. I experiment with a specific light phenomenon until I understand how to display it to its best effect. This often manifests as structures that kinetically play with the phenomenon in real time. I incorporate these structures into large-scale installations in an effort to engage the viewer's entire body. I isolate the phenomenon in an attempt to harness the viewer's complete attention. I encourage careful observation so that the viewer may experience wonder.


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Program Director

Patricia Olynyk

Program Director's Department

Graduate School of Art

Thesis Advisor

Buzz Spector

Studio/Primary Advisor

Patricia Olynyk

Studio/Primary Advisor

Monika Weiss

Committee Member

Richard Krueger

Committee Member

Richard Krueger

Artist's Statement

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