Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
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
Coats, Mary Frances. "Cataloguing space." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2013.