Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Eduardo Rivera

Second Advisor

Taylor Polites

Third Advisor

Zoé Samudzi


A journey is a chance to better oneself, to go and come back anew. This kind of pilgrimage does not only happen in the spectacular realm of far-off travels. Often it happens where the soles of one’s feet comprehend the curvature of the land. Then, without forewarning, time opens a sliding door that appears on the recognized ground. Stepping in, the world is realized in a new way.

The writings that strike my tongue with ravishing bittersweet flavors are fictional narratives, with voyages that sail through day and night, disguised as lovely prose while critically probing the world. This written work is a fictional companion to the physical thesis work. It addresses the topics that have been formative of my photographic practice during this MFA program: journey, narrative, the self, and death, to name a few.



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