"Hear You" is a thesis that explores how my relationship with glass is used to discuss the connection and interaction between sound, shape, material, and surrounding things. I trace the origins of these interests related to my sensitive and introverted character since I was a child and how it has influenced my interests in communicating in unique visual and audible ways. This thesis links personal experience to scholarly research into sensory processing, high sensitivity personality traits, the concept of quiet, and the power of sound. "Hear You" concludes with an assessment of a body of work that merges interests in glass, sound, and interactivity to explore various ways in which the intersection of seeing and hearing can be used as tools for thinking about feeling.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sound art--Technique; Sound art--Themes, motives; Glass art--Technique; Glass art--Themes, motives; Interactive art--Technique; Interactive art--Themes, motives; Sensitivity (Personality trait)

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Degree Name

Glass (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CAD)


David Schnuckel

Advisor/Committee Member

Denton Crawford

Advisor/Committee Member

Suzanne Peck


RIT – Main Campus

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