Date of Award

June 2018

Degree Type





Margie Hughto

Second Advisor

Yvonne Buchanan


In this thesis paper I explore the factors contributing to my current art making. I investigate motivations behind my practice in an exploration of conceptual and narrative experience that create its foundation and background.

I will notate the development and exhibit examples of my current works in relation to the past three years of MFA research. I will discuss the Arab "problem," and through five installation artworks focus on memories of situations in my family and the Pittsburgh Arab community. Throughout the paper I will include current contemporary artists working with similar media and references in social and political environments.


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