Alternative Title

An Accounting of My Approach and Practice To-Date


In this paper I discuss my art making principles and their physical representation in some examples of my most recent work.

Having started my artistic practice during a particularly transformative period of my life, this paper reflects on my artistic evolution, it’s influences, and the principles I’ve acquired along the way. In it, I explain and analyze the function of failure and mmy relation to manipulation. I show, through image and descriptions, the ways in which a spectrum of pieces converge to substantiate my claims of intent to outcome. And I illuminate synergies between my practice and historical artists such as Sol Lewitt, Alexander Calder, and Beatrice Warde among others. This document is by no means total in its coverage of my latest work, but it serves as a concise accounting for the state of my practice and understanding of its reasoning to-date.

Degree Date

Summer 5-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name



Division of Art


Ira Greenberg

Second Advisor

Lisa McCarty

Third Advisor

Melanie Clemmens

Fourth Advisor

Philip Van Keuren

Fifth Advisor

Barnaby Fitzgerald

Subject Area

Art, Computer Science

Number of Pages




Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License



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