Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Calef Brown

Second Advisor

Susan Doyle

Third Advisor

Ru Kuwahata


This collection of essays chronicles my journey through the MFA program at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), exploring the concept of a “moving studio” and its influence on my creative process. From the fluidity of morning routines to the comfort found in Sunday pancake traditions, the essays delve into the intersections of personal experiences, artistic inspiration, and technological innovation. Through reflections on animation projects like “Wakey Wakey” and “Mr. Fragile,” I examine the transformative power of storytelling and the emotional connections fostered through my work. The essays also explore the evolution of perspectives, from initial resistance to embracing technologies like live location sharing, and the profound impact of community and mentorship at RISD. As I bid farewell to this chapter of my life, I express gratitude for the invaluable lessons learned and the connections forged, poised to embark on the next phase of my artistic journey with newfound inspiration and perspective.



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