This thesis project focuses on the use of folktales as a starting point to explore texture and pattern. The artist was striving to create a visual communication of folktales. Using physical layers in the paintings to create spatial depth as well as to express the idea of the building of layers as a metaphor for the story of life, the artist engages the viewer to relate this to the idea that culture is built from many different layers of stories over time.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting, American--21st century; Tales--New York (State)--Illustrations; Watercolor painting; Mixed media painting; Visual communication
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Tobin, Erin Claire, "Art tales: Art as a communicator of New York State folklore" (2004). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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