Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

M. Wayne Dyer

Committee Members

David Dixon, Scott Contreras-Koterbay


The artist discusses the work presented in The Secret Life of Things, her Master of Fine Arts exhibition held at Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, from March 18th through 22nd, 2013. The exhibition consists of sixteen illustrations (four of these are digitally enhanced photographs) and one animation that show the artist’s interest in bringing household objects to life. Pieces in the exhibition can be characterized as humorous with a strong narrative and attention to details. Savić’s ideas are based on traditional education with contemporary influences. All printed work is twenty inches wide, sixteen inches tall, framed, and hung in one side of the gallery. The other side was reserved for an animated artist statement projected onto the gallery walls.

This thesis discusses the most important influences and doctrines about art that support and further explain the presented work.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access


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