This dissertation is accessible only to the Illinois State University community.

  • Off-Campus ISU Users: To download this item, click the "Off-Campus Download" button below. You will be prompted to log in with your ISU ULID and password.
  • Non-ISU Users: Contact your library to request this item through interlibrary loan.

Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis-ISU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


School of Art

First Advisor

Sarah Smelser


I am interested in celebrating the senses in an otherwise technological era. However accessible, ubiquitous, or pervasive the digital realm and its incarnations may become, I firmly believe that there is still endless potential for discovery, play, and invention in experiencing the material world. In my work I cultivate communal, material, sensory, and experiential intimacy. I want to make things to share with people, rather than through a screen and the internet. I want to hand things to people and ask them what they think, or see what they make of them.


Imported from ProQuest Hagen_ilstu_0092N_10418.pdf


Page Count


Off-Campus Download