Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Melanie Nakaue

Reader 2

Nancy Macko

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My installation is an exploration of the subconscious ventures within dreams, focusing on aspects of identity, anxiety, and intimacy. The personal disposition of an ‘active’ imagination, even while I sleep, has made me both fascinated and exasperated by my dreamed experiences. By documenting my dreams through animation I am able to explore this power dynamic between my consciousness and subconscious which orchestrates these scenes. Tension between the audio, content, and aesthetic of the work explore the grey emotional areas of dreams that leave residue in the back of our head as we navigate the real world. Time, form, and the scientific and societal laws that govern our lived experiences may be distorted beyond recognition within a dream, and mankind’s proclivity to fantastical dreams makes sleep a gateway to something otherworldly and freeing, all-consuming and overwhelming.


The video can be found under the animation tab of my portfolio website

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.