Year of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Campus Access Only

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Other Degree Name/Area of Focus


Department or School/College

School of Art

Committee Chair

Kevin Bell


Abstraction, Technology


University of Montana


Contemporary life requires a complex interfacing with systems. The artwork that I produce specifically explores an interface with technological systems. Such systems contain two primary elements: the analog and the digital. The human element in these systems relates to the analog portion; the technological element relates to the digital portion. I portray these systems in my work through representational and abstracted elements. I utilize simplification of forms and limitation of color to depict these systems. I strive to transcribe my personal understanding of these systems in my artwork. My work describes the structure of these systems and provides them with a physical presence. Within my practice, I offer a theoretical and visual framework, or a model, for these systems that is not easily understood. I question the individual’s and society’s roles within this system, and our relationships with technology.

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