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Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


School of Art, Design and Art History


Lisa Tubach

Sukjin Choi

Laura Katzman


This thesis conceptually frames and accompanies the MFA body of work Icarus Rooted by Lacey Minor. This work grapples with the acceptance of impermanence and illustrates her personal narrative about grieving family lost to addiction — juxtaposed with societal reflections on the opioid epidemic in America — using the potato as a symbol for the addicted body.



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