I believe that everyone must handle things in their own way to remain true to their goals and themselves. I have strived to stay loyal to this idea during my thesis, because any superficial attempts at representing my views on racial subjects have fallen short of honesty. An honest representation of qany subject cones form the heart, and is a fresh and exciting image. I motivated myself to produce as much work as I was phsically capable of while striving to maintain a high level of aesthetic quality. In order to reduce confusion and convey my ideas clearly, I have divided my thesis into three main categories. The first category is process versus product, this section deals with my approach and technique in creating a painting and how that effects what I feel my product should be. The second category is artistic influences, which traces the evolution of my painting style. This section also0 presents my point of view concerning the separation of Fine Arts and Illustration. the third category focuses on my use of subject matter and how it has evolved throughout my thesis. My conclusion will summarize these three categories, critically analyze the work, and present my direction for the future.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Painting--Themes, motives; Painting--Technique; Art and society--United States; United States--Race relations--History--20th century; Racism--United States--History--20th century

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Williams, Lawrence

Advisor/Committee Member

Heischman, Robert

Advisor/Committee Member

Dorsey, Robert


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