Safe Haven

Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Lauren Selden

Second Advisor

Wesley Berg

Third Advisor

Candace Hicks

Fourth Advisor

Juan Carlos Urena


Safe Haven is a body of work that reflects my interest in different cultures that have similarities to my personal background. Recreating familiar symbols, colors, textures, and finishes, I create wearable sculptures that communicate memories based upon historic imagery from areas that have impacted my life. By being able to clasp a necklace or pin a brooch on, the viewer physically engages with the work. This interaction resembles my own experiences within the areas I traveled and artists that I have met. With the combination of different metalworking techniques and personal experiences, I am able to developed work that adorns the body with memories.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.



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