Publication Date


Type of Culminating Activity


Degree Title

Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts



Major Advisor

Jim Budde, M.F.A.


Oppression is a means to control those that do not follow the societal norms and restrictions. This has been reinforced throughout the ages and enforced through forums such as art and politics. As an artist, I will explore the many facets of art and how it can be used as a tool to portray the images and impressions that were made upon me as it relates to my experiences as a political prisoner. My intent is to explore the various elements of oppression through my artwork and raise awareness of persecution in hopes of effecting change on those that view this art, while at the same time expressing the pain and reality of political prisoners.