Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2015

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Department/Program

Art (Printmaking)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


This statement explores the ways in which language and art making approach description of spiritual and largely ineffable experiences. Through the lens of Rudolf Otto’s discussion of the numinous, visual languages, including darkness, scale and silence, are explored as methods for expression of the spiritual. Throughout the exploration of material and process, an emphasis is placed on exploring a relationship between the transcendental and the everyday, between the physical and spiritual world. The making process is highlighted for its ability to create space and time to reflect on these questions. Printmaking as a translator of both object and image plays an important role in bridging leaps from personal studio practices to a shared experience of looking.


English (en)

Advisor/Committee Chair

Michael Byron

Advisor/Committee Chair's Department


Second Advisor

Heather Bennett

Second Advisor's Department