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Date of Graduation

Spring 2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


School of Art, Design and Art History


I can see an image of Darth Vader making graphs that describe the Singularity with his left hand while tightly rendering Odysseus gouging out the eye of Polyphemus with his right hand. At the same time Vader is reciting philosophy and critical theory in both English and binary code through a speaker in a mask that filters his true voice. The written portion of my thesis provides perspective into my artistic practice while elaborating on the ideas behind the two-dimensional allegorical panel paintings from my thesis exhibition, Kaczynski is to Walden as a Predator Drone is to Batman. I use symbols to construct imagery that aims to provoke thought surrounding our current relationships with technology.



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