Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Catherine Murray

Committee Members

Travis Graves, Andrew Scott Ross, Mindy Herrin


This thesis explores our existence through the confinement of the human body. The exhibition of “A House Not of Our Choosing,” was presented at the Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring Street Johnson City, Tennessee, from March 1, 2013, to March 8, 2013. It will visually describe Cadell’s thoughts regarding the figure as a fragile vessel. The installation is designed to require the viewer to closely examine the work from multiple perspectives.

The exhibition consists of sculpted paper, etched, painted, manipulated glass slides, and projection. Research discusses the work produced over a three-year period. Exploration and reflection in the areas of religion, history, philosophy and psychology contributed to the knowledge which inspired the exhibit.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access


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