Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Daniel Anguiano

Second Advisor

David Lewis, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Candace Hicks

Fourth Advisor

Josephine Taylor, Ph.D.


Surface Levels are depictions of unobserved and imperceptible realities of many phytoplankton exteriors. The exhibition explores various structures, textures, and repetitious forms from microscopic surfaces of objects that cannot be seen with unaided eyes. Electron microscopy is used to perceive and analyze these otherwise unseeable surfaces in depth. Magnifications provide a reference in creating three- and two-dimensional works that are minimalistic and abstract at a visible level. This abstract 3D/2D image collection is translated into material expressions using acrylic sheets, acrylic ink, and wood as the main media for construction of individual works. Collectively, they serve to make the invisible visible.

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