MFA Thesis Exhibition at Kent State University
April 2014

Dialectal Ruin is a mixed media body of work integrating printmaking and drawing that investigates the visual vocabulary of derelict or abandoned architectural structures. The resulting work features scenes of invented worlds and landscapes of ruin. The architecture present in these worlds reference real building typologies and practices, but are rendered in a style that is fragmentary and in flux. The distinction between construction, deconstruction, and decay is not clear; while different mediums, processes, and layers found in the resultant work represent a non-linear and fluctuating timeline.