Publication Date

Fall 2011

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Beth Parin, M.F.A.

Second Advisor

Michael Hart, M.F.A.

Third Advisor

Javier Chavira, M.F.A.


One of my main objectives in creating art is to emphasize the importance of inner human development and expression of higher being as opposed to reactionary processes that culminate into an art form.

My art, my research and my life have blended into a unified assemblage of experiential expression. What is human consciousness and how do we express feelings, thoughts and concepts? What does it mean to love or hate and how do these feelings affect our environment?

This text is an attempt to make sense of the feelings of oneness with all forms of life that become the underlying subject of my artwork. It is the search for the essence of the source of creation and the answer to my feelings of fragmentation and being torn between cultures. (Abstract created from thesis introduction by OPUS staff)