Date of Award

Spring 6-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Patricia Johnson

Second Advisor

Emily Cornell Du Houx

Third Advisor

Harry Allen


The ceiling would fall apart in my childhood home, it was an old house. Occasionally a piece of ceiling would clomp down on my head. In these moments, I would pause, and close my eyes until an image of some fabulous, beautiful interior came into my mind, and then I would open my eyes and continue. Sometimes to escape a falling ceiling, I would find respite in my first ideal sitting spot, a post on our back fence; I would sit with the sky and think. Looking back, I believe these are the moments where I caught glimpses of the future. It is where I began an intentional practice of daydreaming and seeing daydreaming as an integral part of the built environment. My work is charged with present moment awareness, both unpredictable and still. It questions permanence and seeks belonging, embracing human existence in an ever-fluctuating world.


View exhibition online: Alexis Tingey, The sky is falling



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