Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Ralph D. Slatton

Committee Members

Mira S. Gerard, Vida J. Hull


The artist discusses the process of discovery that led to her Master of Fine Arts exhibition at Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, from March 19 to 23, 2007. Investigations in printmaking, mixed media, and symbol are highlighted. The work for the thesis show consists of nineteen, 30" hand pulled works on paper. All works are oriented vertically and floated in the frame. Of this collection, thirteen are monotypes, four are collographs, and one is a collage. Insertions include intaglio, brayer marking, encaustic wax, paper, oil paint, pen, and sumi ink. Topics included are the artist's thinking into the nature of creativity and the potential for art to speak into culture. The artist discusses some of her own process in this discovery exploring landscape, symbol, and abstraction. Included are a few contextual earlier landscapes of the artist's, some examples of discovery, and a catalogue of the final thesis show.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access


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