Date of Award

Spring 5-23-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Lewis, Jude J. L.

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts


The aim of this thesis is to describe my studio practice and expound on the ideas that inspire my projects. First, the thesis demonstrates the ambiguity that arises from a displacement of cultural context from being an international student in America. Then, it goes on to describe how themes of nostalgia and cultural identity are explored through individual projects. It investigates the decision-making process in terms of material and technique used for making the artwork. Finally, the thesis concludes with how the work has potential for existing in more than one narrative and lays a foundation for further investigation.


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