Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Andrew Scott Ross

Thesis Professor Department

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Thesis Reader(s)

Scott Contreras Koterbay


Over the past 4 and a half years, I have studied contemporary art and seen countless artworks being made in an academic setting. In doing so, I have come to the realization that religious content is rare in today’s time. While it is not actively discouraged, the environment I am in and the current art community does not seem to be particularly interested in merging the two concepts. Without understanding why, I subconsciously kept art and my faith as separate entities for the first few years of my higher education. But as I matured and developed my own artwork, I began to feel as though my identity and my interests should be rooted in my relationship with God. Upon this reflection, I began looking for ways to make Christian art in a contemporary setting that could also be accepted by those who do not share my faith.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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