Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2011

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Rachel Lachowicz

Second Advisor

Michael Brewster

Third Advisor

David Amico

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I strive to make objects of no complicity--arranging smaller parts to create larger forms, or allowing the combination of parts to allude to narratives without linearity, foreshadowing, point of entry, point of attack, conflict, context, or catharsis; a state of sustained stillness until equilibrium is no longer a desired result, at which point the parts of the whole can be dismantled, reconfigured, made anew. I think about words, rhythm, inflection, resonance or timbre, vocal dissonance, dismembered disjointed utterances, and repetition--somatic impulses guided by intent. Intention translates into action--an act of will, a willful act, an act of willful intent--a marker of making, solidifying and codifying an abstracted linguistic turn--turned into intentioned form--neither act nor intent as inception of the work, yet both accountable for the resultant iteration. Entropic forces encroach on seemingly stable forms that repeat, upward and outward--the expansion of volume extended in time playing on the senses in a collapsed field. Please see Download button in top right corner for the full statement.

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