Through my interdisciplinary practice, I create paintings, mixed-media sculptures, carved reliefs, and large-scale installations that recreate domestic objects and spaces. In this paper, I examine and connect these seemingly disjointed modes of working and how they work together to accomplish similar goals. First, I explore the act of mark-making and observation as a way to understand and process visual information and how it translates to memory. Next, I discuss pictorial ambiguity as a means to record something understandable without context. Lastly, I present my work that acknowledges its own fragility and decay in connection to its real-world counterpart, which is accomplished through the use of archival and nonarchival materials.

Degree Date

Spring 2020

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Division of Art


Barnaby Fitzgerald

Second Advisor

Nishiki Sugawara-Beda

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