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Date of Award

Spring 2011

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


School of Art, Design and Art History


This written monograph is intended to parallel my MFA thesis show, “by reason of birth”. These written accounts from my childhood are specific occurrences in my life that influenced the creation of this work. Through the combination of written and made work, I recall an ambiguous past that allows the viewer to infer his or her own personal histories alongside mine.