Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Piero Fenci

Second Advisor

Shaun Roberts

Third Advisor

Dr. David Lewis

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Sylvia Middlebrook



The purpose of this paper is a formal examination of the exhibition titled “NonAutomata” by Jeremy Haynes, as partial fulfillment of requirements for a Master of Fine Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

By examining the psychological influences within my artwork, I question the assumption that we are all just organic machines built with the same parts although we are all assembled and wired differently to perform specific tasks in society. I recall my personal experiences and how these influence my reactions to everyday life. While using clay with traditional and non-traditional processes, I have been able to connect through a visual language with society and come to understand more fully that people react differently to any given situation. As I have explored that “man is a machine” I have been able to push my creativity as an artist so the artwork can take on different meanings depending on the viewers experiences.

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