Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts
Stephanie Bacon, M.F.A.
Craig Peariso, Ph.D.
Richard Young, M.F.A.
Converging my various identities as artist, educator, firefighter and city employee I delved into the City of Boise’s LIV campaign. LIV’s intent is the reimagining of municipal government and its engagement with employees, residents, and business. I pursued three different projects: interning in Human Resources, sitting on the Vista revitalization committee, and coordinating art students with the Boise Farmers Market “Mobile Market” project. I found myself in a very Boise story. This project has several more years until it reaches a maturation point where the final outcomes are known.
My response is the visual documentation of the relationships formed and the interconnectivity between the projects. Collected ephemera references the multiple conversations, collectively retracing and mapping the social experience of this Boise story. This project examines and participates in social practice as a means of investigating artist facilitated change in the local environment.
Swope, Earle D., "Internal Workings" (2015). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1053.