Publication Date

Spring 2011

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Javier Chavira, M.F.A.

Second Advisor

Arthur Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Michael Hart, M.F.A.


My artwork symbolizes the idea of meditation through the true and organic forms. I paint a space where my mind is at ease. A place where all the chaos of the world around me stops and become beauty. In my artwork, the organic forms that I produce reflect the meditative power of natural forms. My mind sees the environment in a simple abstract appearance that mirrors a sense of peace and harmony. By painting with smooth, organic, and soft lines my artwork helps me get to a point of relaxation. Through the process of letting go of the world that surrounds me, I am at ease as I create. My hope is that each painting inspires a person to visually ponder and become lost within his or her thoughts.


Abstract derived by OPUS staff.

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