Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Second Advisor

Joachim Pissarro

Third Advisor

EJ Hauser


My paintings engage with the history of the still life as a marginalized and antiacademic genre. Rather than fool viewers into believing that there are real objects in front of them, as is the historical intention of trompe l’oeil, I use realistic rendering to emphasize the painting and painter.



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