The SAIC Thesis Repository is a digital archive of recent, print theses produced by the students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Beginning in November 2013, new theses are digitized as they are received by the library. Works in this repository can be read online from any location on the SAIC campus. Theses cannot be printed or copied from this repository, nor can texts be read off campus. (Only descriptive information and abstracts are available for browsing by outside visitors.) Archival paper copies of theses are kept in the SAIC/AIC libraries.
These notes address my experiences leading up to and directing a narrative feature about artifice and relationships, called Acts of Love. The film's protagonists agreed to act out fictionalized v... Read more
There is a fine line between what one would refer to as Erotic Art or Pornographic Art. Throughout history, art has been consistently producing erotica and pornography. In some societies this was rela... Read more
By compiling of an assortment of journaling notes and observations, a collection has formulated to express ideas, feelings, thoughts and notifications about personal experiences during a specific set... Read more
Past and recent losses of loved ones have left me thinking about a room’s ability to hold some of the essence of a person after they are no longer in the space. This is akin to how an artist’s touch c... Read more
This work constructs a thematic focus on the subject of falling in a myriad of contexts in order to explore issues of identity, duality in time, myth, and the form of writing itself. Operating as a hy... Read more
There is a curious inversion to the term , archipelago. While it brings to mind a series of islands, it can also be seen as the sea that contains them. This movement between space shows itself on the... Read more
At birth a child is labeled by both their gender and formal name, this is an indoctrination into a system of meaning connecting one's being and body to others. From a critical engagement of the r... Read more
Using the format of the motion picture script as a means to re-think the formalities of the scholarly thesis, this work aims at exploring material and discursive engagements between human and non-huma... Read more
My thesis plays with how people perceive the moods and expressions of signage in the public sphere as well as how signage itself relates to architecture and helps ground the experience of social space...
This thesis will encompass the exploration of five of my works, which are representative of my thirty-five-year career in art and artistic practice. throughout diverse media, eras, and conceptual conc... Read more
The themes of revelation, revolution, and resurrection are central to my practice. Systematically, Blacks and “others” have been marginalized and subjected to the proclivities of a ruling constituency... Read more