Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Mira Gerard

Thesis Professor Department

Art and Design

Thesis Reader(s)

Scott Koterbay, Kathleen Grover


The artist discusses the influence, concept, and process behind creating a cohesive body of work and accompanying show, Submersion, for the completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree and undergraduate research for the Fine and Performing Art Scholars branch of East Tennessee State University's Honors College. The show is to be held May 1st through May 7th of 2014 with its reception on May 3rd in the Submarine Gallery located on ETSU campus. The artist explored themes of the unknown, subconscious, and memory, using water as a reoccurring symbol. The works include five large portraits and two small to medium underwater landscapes in oil paint completed between Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2014. Three large-scale charcoal drawings completed in the Spring of 2013 relate to this body of work as part of a further exploration of the concepts of interest, but will not be included in the Submarine Gallery show and were instead presented as part of the B.A. Senior show in the Fall of 2013. Influences on the artist's work come from artists Jeremy Miranda, Alyssa Monks, Bill Viola, Susanna Majuri, Andreas Franke, and the work and techniques of the Old Masters

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.


Copyright by the authors.