Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Katy Schimert

Second Advisor

Elizabeth Dean Hermann

Third Advisor

Simone Leigh


Everything around us is interesting, but we Keep so busy we miss out what is importance. When we first get a gadget we get excited for few months, but soon we lose interest and seeking for something new and cooler. We are constantly hurt, tired, stressed, overwhelmed, but we are not aware because we are so focused on the future. We need to reset to get back on our track. We need to stay aware and remember our first excitement in order to refresh our purpose and focus. Life would be better if we step back, breathe, and notice what we wouldn’t expect. My sculptures and installations help the viewer pause and appreciate the moment.

Clay is a medium that takes impression of the moment and the feeling. It carries the memories and gesture of the past. Looking at the lines and forms of my work allows me to reflect on the negative and re-center to the positive. This book introduces my art practices and explores the element of my work. I am not trying to speak through the sculpture to the viewer, yet wanting the sculpture to speak to the audience. I want the audience to have same reflective experience I have making the work

Included in

Ceramic Arts Commons



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