Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Graphic Design

First Advisor

Paul Soulellis

Second Advisor

James Goggin

Third Advisor

Keetra Dixon


I’m not going to give it all away up front, but here are a few things you’ll find inside: a flower that tastes like peppermint, a book that smells like sunscreen, a silver orb that purrs, a woman becoming a tree, a shy rainbow, and a hat that is also a disguise. There are lists, letters, dreams, and notes. I hope there aren’t typos, but I’m only human, after all. There is sense, and there is also nonsense.

If you decide to join me here, we will wander elsewhere — across different kinds of terrain, into sensory experiences, between mediums, and towards collective imagination. I will point out the ways we interact with these spaces & places: how we use our bodies to access them, our senses to interpret them, and our stories to give them meaning. I’ll talk about how much I like videogames, colors, forests, and friends. Occasionally, I’ll use big words, like “phenomenological,” to impress you. But you are smart, and I might not teach you anything new!

I would like for you to think about this as the start of a journey. Did you bring everything you need? You have my permission to meander — drift in any order, direction, or logic that suits you — but I hope you won’t leave without considering the urgent work of thinking about and caring for our deep entanglement with a damaged world.



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