Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
Intermedia & Photography
My MFA thesis and supporting exhibition focus on works ranging from video and sculpture to installation. The work has evolved from an intimate spiritual dialogue and interaction with the terrestrial world. This personal narrative is a jumping off point to pursue more universal themes and ideas of layering of information, shared versus collective perceptions and creating systems of understanding. Many of the processes involved in this exhibition contain some form of collage. The use of these various collage techniques furthers the idea of complexity in perception and expression and the many layers of experience. I will explain how the creation of this art work is born from a personal and universal desire to observe, collect, organize and interpret our own systems of understanding.
Simpson, Rachel Emily, "Artifacts of Imagination" (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3786.