Year of Award


Document Type


Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degree Name


Department or School/College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Committee Chair

Julia Galloway

Commitee Members

Trey HIll, H. Rafael Chacon, Betsy Bach


Art, Ceramics, Landscape, Place, Space, Perception


University of Montana

Subject Categories

Ceramic Arts


Narratives of Place: Reasons to Look Up, is and exploration and reflection of Dean Leeper's personal interaction and relationship to the landscape of Missoula Montana, while as a graduate student at the University of Montana. This paper explores his thoughts, definitions, influences, reflections and descriptions of his most recent work created for his Masters of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition. Leeper presents his work and ideas as a small part of a lager ongoing dialog of how humans understand ideas of place as they relate to finding a sense of self identity.

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Ceramic Arts Commons



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