Publication Date

Fall 2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Independent Film and Digital Imaging

First Advisor

Beth Parin, M.F.A.

Second Advisor

Javier Chavira, M.F.A.

Third Advisor

Daniel Nearing, M.F.A.


All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel, my mother. A quote that binds the relationship my mother and I will always have, through life, death and the paths I choose for my future to fulfill a promise. A promise I intend to keep and fulfill until we meet again… on the other side…

All dilapidated architectural buildings of my series are considered symbolic spaces. They become tangible - representing a venue of dreams where we become deeply affected, by our behavior, our environment, our society and ourselves. Each venue spawned an identity - it’s own life - warped and then altered by its environment. Each space stimulates a sensation of ‘being-there” and suggests, “once upon a time is no more,” but creates a sense of belonging.


Abstract derived by OPUS staff from text on p. 2 and 3 of thesis.