Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2015

Author's School

Sam Fox of Design & Visual Arts

Author's Department/Program

Art (Painting)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


This essay catalogs interests within my works and traces connections between these works and particular structuralist, post-modern, and post-structuralist themes. Artists influential to or congruent with the aims of my work are also discussed within this three-part essay around these discussions present in my work: 1. What is the relationship of the finite subject to the infinite ground? 2. How do we use where we segregate the subject from the ground to construct reality? 3. In what ways can we destabilize this constructed reality to highlight its inherent instability?


English (en)

Advisor/Committee Chair

Michael Byron

Advisor/Committee Chair's Department


Second Advisor

Jennifer Colten Schmidt

Second Advisor's Department


Third Advisor

Heather Bennett

Third Advisor's Department