Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1971

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Fine Arts

Committee Chair

William V. Dunning

Second Committee Member

J. John Agars

Third Committee Member

Margaret Ahrens Sahlstrand


Drawing as a creative mode of expression has maintained in some artistic circles a "puristic doctrine." "Puristic doctrine" in this case means the utilization of characteristic drawing implements and techniques (ie. pen, pencil, ink, charcoal, crosshatching, shading). In contrast to this "puristic doctrine" is what can be termed an "eclectic expression" in art. As applied to drawing in this thesis, an "eclectic expression" will go beyond the traditional techniques by the application of other media such as photo-stencil, stuffed fabric, and three-dimensional tableau considerations. The purpose of this creative thesis is to expand the two-dimensional quality of drawing into a more tactile expression for the spectator.