Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Lisa Corinne Davis

Second Advisor

Brian Wood

Academic Program Adviser

Lisa Corinne Davis


This paper explores Nicola Stephanie’s works in painted and shaped canvas, which investigate sensation and visual awareness of motion. Inspired partly by clothing forms, her vocabulary of color, shape and surface articulates a sense of the body and its boundaries. These spatial drawings evoke perceptions of gravity, rotation and orientation.



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