Letters Home

Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Nathan Heuer, M.F.A.

Second Advisor

Susan Palmisano, M.F.A.

Third Advisor

B.A. Harrington, M.F.A.


Despite what the saying “home is where the heart is” would have us believe, defining and understanding the construct of home is a multifaceted process that is often obstructed by generalizations and simple characterizations. The M.F.A thesis exhibition Letters Home, is intent on challenging the construct of home. My research is founded on the idea that the arrangement of things in the process of homemaking gives meaning to our lives and serves as a form of personal identity. This thesis is designed to be a tool to enable individuals to consider their own idea of home, serving as a research aid.

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