Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Catherine A. Murray

Committee Members

Donald R. Davis, Travis H. Graves


"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there defines the spirit of which nature herself is animated" (Auguste Rodin). My intention as a sculptor is to explore the intersection between nature and industry. I seek to find a balance between the industrial (steel) and the natural (stone). Steel represents societal obligations. Stone (river rock) is specific to place and representative of family. With these juxtaposed elements I strive to create sculptural forms of wonder and contemplation. I attempt to interpret and understand my involvement with the complex world through the process of creating sculpture.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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Included in

Fine Arts Commons