Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Ralph D. Slatton

Committee Members

Anita DeAngelis, Michael Smith


This document investigates the concept of why man creates animal images and introduces the influences and focus of the artwork contained in the public exhibition. These original images focus on the similarities between animal and human personalities. Also included is a brief history of each "ink on paper" printmaking process used and a comparison of the results. All of the techniques discussed generally have a photographic process as their basis and use personal photographs and drawings for the foundation of each original print. In conclusion, areas for growth, enhancement, and future work are discussed, including a summary of the personal insights gained through the body of work. This thesis also supports the visual exhibition in the B. Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, in fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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