Date of Award

Spring 5-2012

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Rachel Lachowicz

Second Advisor

Katie Grinnan

Third Advisor

David Amico

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© 2012 Damaris G. Rivera


Mark making is equivalent with making a place one's own. Demarcation of a site is not solely a negative act. The negation of a space is pre-transcribed, presupposed. The point is to take the negative and invert it. It’s not a one-way street. In order to change the building you have to move through the building and let the building move through you. Once the building lives in the occupant the experience of the building can be altered. Total absorption of architecture and its environment can provide a means to live in a unified expressive way. It’s about the person. The individual. Confidant and willing, anyone can make a place their own. Make anything their own. Express themselves in any context. Throw on shades and deal with it.

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