Date of Award

Summer 8-15-2024

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author Department/Program

Graduate School of Art

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art

Degree Type



I am a sculptor that uses site reactive interactions, video documentation, and studio-based processes to explore landscape. I investigate my multifaceted relationship of self to my sensorial memory of landscape. Through themes of memory, loss and longing intertwined with my personal connection to water. I identify the intersections of sculpture and landscape seeking ways in which environments shapes decisions in the making process.

Through case studies of two distinct landscapes, Malaki and Tyson, I look at how these environments serve as sources of inspiration and material for experimentation. By identifying the ways in which I researched at each site respectively I aim to unravel the complexities of my relationship to landscape. I examine how I translate my personal lens of landscapes with others. My practice is a dialogue with the natural world as I seek to capture and preserve the fleeting moments of lived experiences. Through contemplation of my own artistic meanderings, I contribute to the ongoing discourse of sculpture and contemporary art, offering insights in which landscapes shape our understanding of self in relationship to place.


English (en)

Program Director

Lisa Bulawsky

Program Director's Department

Graduate School of Art

Thesis Advisor

Anika Todd

Studio/Primary Advisor

Cheryl Wassenaar

Committee Member

Amy Hauft