Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Fine Arts

Committee Chair

B. Stephen Bayless

Second Committee Member

Constance H. Weber

Third Committee Member

Donald Tompkins


The thesis problem involved the development of a series of watercolor paintings within a ritualistic format; the standardization of approach resulted in the development of a personal iconography. This iconography was secondary to the total work however. The thesis involved the development of a series of paintings with identical preparations and preliminary developmental stages, all of which, at a certain point in development, became totally dependent regarding further work on an intuitive development and a reliance upon epiphanic insights for completion.

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Painting Commons