Date of Award

Spring 6-3-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Graphic Design

First Advisor

Paul Soulellis

Second Advisor

Kathleen Sleboda


Year after year, we place more value on efficiency and productivity; underestimating smaller gestures of craft, care and wonder. This emphasis directly affects the tools and structures that determine how, and what, we make.

Making time is a practice that counters the urgency of now by unearthing approaches to break down, reimagine, and remake existing systems. Through personal reflection and experimental collaboration, it acts as a series of ever-evolving invitations—openings and pauses for others to begin to radically invert expectations; to wander; to grow artifacts; to write letters to the birds; to multiply oceans; to extend connections; to plant proposals; to create ecosystems; where weeds flourish; where poetry is unearthed; where streams merge; where clocks walk with the wind; where small is all.

Amongst these explorations, new pathways emerge—processes that demonstrate alternate ways to create and redefine what we consider precious time.


View exhibition online: Lian Fumerton-Liu, Making Time



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