In this thesis, I talk about the influence in my growth and the development of my artworks during these past two years in fine arts studio of Rochester Institute of Technology where I pursued my Master of Fine Arts degree. I analyze how I get ideas from my childhood memory and my childhood fantasy and how I begin to record my everyday dreams and put them in my artworks. Besides, I explain how I mix my dream artworks with an observation of reality at the end of my graduate study. Besides, I analyze my use of materials, my improvement of skills, the success and failure of my thesis artworks and the installation of my thesis show. In addition, I mention how I try to transfer my ideas into abstract paintings, and what I am going to explore in the future.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Painting--Themes, motives; Drawing--Themes, motives; Dreams in art; Painting, Abstract

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Student Type


Degree Name

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Luvon Sheppard

Advisor/Committee Member

Alan Singer

Advisor/Committee Member

Clifford Wun


RIT – Main Campus

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