Abstract

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

Publication Date

2004

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)

Advisor

Alan Singer

Advisor/Committee Member

Levon Sheppard

Advisor/Committee Member

Keith Howard

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at ND237.T6 A4 2004

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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