Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2013

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author's Department/Program

Art (Printmaking)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


My work is inspired by my investigations of overlooked places in the cities that I live, experiences that I seek to translate through drawing and printmaking.This paper follows the evolution of my BFA thesis work at Washington University in St. Louis, from my initial sketches in museums to my more recent, sustained investigations of parking lots and strip malls. Key issues raised are the history of knowledge, especially in relation to science and museums, and whether it is possible to know a place through firsthand observation. The paper focuses specifically on the subjectivity of drawing and ways that the drawing process itself can convey a fragmented sense of place.


English (en)

Advisor/Committee Chair

Lisa Bulawsky

Advisor/Committee Chair's Department


Second Advisor

Angela Malchionno

Second Advisor's Department


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