Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Shaun Roberts

Second Advisor

Piero Fenci

Third Advisor

Richard Berry

Fourth Advisor

Wesley Berg

Fifth Advisor

Christopher Talbot


COHERENCE is a series of oil paintings and pen drawings that explores open narratives, or different ways to read artwork. The paintings and drawings showcase harmony, or tension, between ambiguous and representational forms. The visual experience requires the viewer to create their own narrative and decipher forms to do so. COHERENCE is a psychological and aesthetic exhibition fueled from human experience— one of fragility, uncertainty, imperfection, beauty, faith and memories.


I am interested not only in the visual experience of seeing art, but I am also fascinated with the psychological processing that happens when viewing artwork. I find it very intriguing how an image can be interpreted in multiple ways, even when the image is directly representational. The subject and my personal narratives of this series are secondary focus to me; rather, I am driven by the gestalt, initial aesthetic impact. Through abstracting forms, the viewing experience provides a process of discovery while the viewer deciphers what they are viewing.

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