Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Patricia Mink

Committee Members

Catherine A. Murray, Mira S. Gerard


This paper supports the exhibition entitled Uniform Series, on display in Slocumb Galleries at East Tennessee State University from March 17 to March 21, 2008. The pieces in the exhibit explore the processes of dyeing, printing, and stitching on cottons and sheer silks. The imagery contained in the pieces springs from the use of the artist's first grade school uniform which functions as a symbol of the images, memories, and themes suggested by the artist's life review process. The redemption of the past in order to arrive in the present mirrors the repeated processes involved in dyeing, discharging, and over-dyeing the cloth. The thesis discusses artistic influences and the integrating role of life review. The author explores the culture of the "art quilt" and its relationship to the artist's personal life.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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