Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Over the course of my time here at Iowa, my work has taken a turn I never anticipated. I will reflect on the reasons for my transition from looking out the window to looking in. Although the work has shifted drastically, my motivations to create have remained the same. I owe the limited understanding I have of these motivations to the reading I engage in alongside my creating. If I had to identify the most seminal books of my time in graduate school, I would single out A Place of My Own, by Michael Pollan and Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino. I will discuss how these and other texts have influenced my work, while accounting for the shifts I have made over the past three years.
v, 34 pages
Copyright 2013 Mary Frances Patricia Coats