I create in order to explore. I welcome the unexpected, not only in my art but in my life as well. The process of creation and exploration have just as much importance as the finished product itself. I seek to express emotion in my work, whether that be through color, brush strokes or simply the movement of paint. My thesis reflects all of the exploration I have done not only throughout graduate school but during my life. It has become a written book of my journey, demonstrated through the use of paint.


Brian Frink

First Committee Member

Elizabeth Hannafin Johnson

Second Committee Member

Barry Ries

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Arts (MA)




Arts and Humanities

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"Untamed" 48" x 36" Acrylic Paint

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"Woman" 36" x 48" Acrylic Paint

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"What Lies Unseen" 48" x 60" Acrylic Paint

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"Overlaying Landscape" 24" x 36" Acrylic Paint

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"Turning Point" 36" x 12" Acrylic Paint

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"Early Rising" 30" x 40" Acrylic Paint

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"Transfixing Covers" 84" x 50" Acrylic Paint

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"Lantern" 60" x 48" Acrylic Paint

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"Discovery" 48" x 36" Acrylic Paint

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"Suspending Warmth" 48" x 36" Acrylic Paint

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Thesis Exhibition

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"Peacocking" 72" x 72" Acrylic Paint

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"Welcoming Summertime" 48" x 36" Acrylic Paint

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"Through the Nightfall" 24" x 24" Acrylic Paint

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"Dance in Red and Blue" 18" x 10" Acrylic Paint

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