Publication Date

Spring 2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Javier Chavira, M.F.A.

Second Advisor

Jeff Stevenson, M.F.A.

Third Advisor

Gretchen Jankowski, M.F.A.


Leaves segue into daydreams, which start with the observation of color, light, and transparent quality. Viewing commonplace objects on a daily basis, blindness overcomes, but the shapes of leaves, their colors and how light is seen through them is a captivating stronghold.

The mind is a spatial canvas; a container that holds knowledge, as a canvas holds a subject matter. Daydreaming begins and thoughts spill out from the perimeter of the mind into other areas that hold memories. The experience may be of a past recollection revitalized or new hopes for adventures wishing to be sought.

Painted leaves extending outside the canvas borders invite the viewer to become part of the scene. The choice to stay or follow a path of a personal dream space will provide a mystical starting point.


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