Date of Award

Spring 6-2-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Lisa Scull

Second Advisor

Ursula Wagner

Third Advisor

Laurie Brewer


I reinterpret traditional woven techniques to create permeable handcrafted screens, by using archival research of historical passementerie and gauze structures. Conceptually, these textiles are an exploration of how wonder can be reached through exquisite craft, a result of valuable raw materials combined with fine hand manipulation. I attempt to distinguish a kind of wonder that exists as a tactile sensation based on haptic sight of minutia, versus the sublime as an experience of optical sight of distant objects.



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