Honors Projects


My creative project begins with wanting to know how the art making process relates to the process of metamorphosis and the extent to which this process can achieve realism. To explore this question, I chose related subject matter that is the female mythological figures of Ovid’s epic poem Metamorphoses who undergo transformation of the human body. I also chose a methodology that relates to my question. The acts of painting and writing can be explored as processes of transformation and both processes attempt to convince the viewer or reader of reality: the reality of a living figure or the emotional response to an experience. The creation of paintings and poetry allowed me to take part in these processes through the parallel narratives of mythology and to explore this relationship between form and subject.


School of Art


Art – BFA in Two-Dimensional Studies

First Advisor

Dennis Wojtkiewicz

First Advisor Department

School of Art

Second Advisor

Abigail Cloud

Second Advisor Department


Third Advisor

Tiffany Menard

Third Advisor Department

Honors Program

Publication Date

Spring 4-24-2021