This thesis paper is a version of how I perceive, in retrospect, the process in which I engaged in both making and curating the artwork included in my thesis exhibition. Within it, I examine on a personal level, the how's and why's of making visual art. I also provide a framework for viewing my artwork by revealing my sources and influences. In Editing and Finishing, I address one of the most overlooked and yet important aspects of putting together an exhibition. Finally, in Processing, I focus on the production of each individual artwork in an attempt to provide a better understanding of how each image or sculpture came into being. In this section, I also situate the artworks, within a larger discourse, by introducing some of the questions, issues and concepts I have chosen to grapple with in the process of making visual work.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Photography, Artistic--Technique; Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Sculpture--Technique; Sculpture--Themes, motives; Photography--Digital techniques; Collectors and collecting

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Student Type


Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)


Jeff Weiss

Advisor/Committee Member

Judy Levy

Advisor/Committee Member

Elliott Rubenstein


"I, Susana Reisman, hereby deny permission to the RIT Library of the Rochester Institute of Technology to reproduce my print thesis or dissertation in whole or in part."

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TR655 .R45 2005


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