Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

David Amico

Second Advisor

Michael Reafsnyder

Third Advisor

Carmine Iannacone

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Badlands is a project that invites a viewer to be present and still. It

asks a viewer for their time, and requires contemplation, introspection

and awareness.

My work is a translation of the color made on a specific place. It

investigates the marks that we leave on the physical and psychological

landscapes, and what is left behind.

There is a rhythm to this project that touches upon process and

metaphor. Process permits metaphor, and ultimately the paintings

embody their own beings. Dirt, light, space and energy. Energy never

dies. It is only recycled.

This project veils and unveils time with the removal and addition

of paint. I employ formal devices with the material that shift from form

to formlessness, ultimately being more interested in the poetics of

materiality. There are visible and invisible shifts in the project. The

visible shifts are concrete. A change in light and surrounding space. The

invisible shifts are the scars and imperfections that lie beneath. It is

ultimately a search between the light and dark of life.

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