Date of Award

Summer 6-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

MFA - Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts

First Advisor

Laurel Sparks

Second Advisor

Deborah Davidson


By identifying the three areas that merge to form my artistic practice: discovery, connection, and structure; this thesis uses my creative process as a way to form the link between my intellectual and material impulses, and to identify the connections I make between what abstract painting means to me, my feminist ideals and how they are informed by the gender inequality persistent in the art world today, as well as thoughts I have around the concept of the “feminine” as viewed through the lens of art history. In this way, I demonstrate how these elements are woven together and the ways in which I filter my cultural perspectives and lived experiences into my paintings in a symbolic way.

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