Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

First Advisor

Nathania Rubin


Saying “I’ve always drawn” feels stupid but it’s true. I have always drawn. I’ve spent my whole life using drawing to understand, and this thesis is no exception. Through the conventions of comic, I explore my current practice which concerns death, memorial, the ground, and an examination of the routines and rituals that lead me there. I believe in reverent observation and intentional, meticulous mark-making, driven by an understanding that what I am looking at cannot look back, at least in a human sense. Inspired by the obsessive and thorough artists Ellen Altfest, Josephine Halvorson, and Vija Celmins, I cultivate a level of attentiveness beyond simple looking in an attempt to translate feelings into marks, and to get closer to understanding something outside myself.


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