Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Furniture

First Advisor

Chris Specce

Second Advisor

Ian Stell

Third Advisor

Jean Lin

Abstract

My thoughts and behaviors are influenced by a compulsive disorder. Observing this, I’ve learned how much my outlook can be shaped by my own ritualistic patterns. I live with a heightened sense of awareness toward my particular compulsions which has shaped how I see the world. In this thesis writing and collection of designed objects, I am seeking to further explore my own experience with compulsive thoughts and behaviors, unpacking how they manifest in the day-to-day, how they direct my perception, and ultimately how they serve as a driving force behind my design process. By observing these tendencies and articulating the source of my convictions, I’m laying bare the process by which I design and hoping to develop a better understanding of which aspects of my design approach lead to compelling results and which become obstacles. This writing takes on a spirit of self exploration and is intended to be an ever-evolving tool for refining my approach to design.

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