Date of Award


Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Robert Winward


My MFA thesis project is an exploration of the evolving nature of patterns, and how set shapes and lines can take on new form through position, scale, repetition and color. I have designed four Scandinavian style patterns with imagery and colors drawn from my roots and childhood in Sweden. With the inspiration and direction of a variety of different cultural imagery and form, I then explored how to make new patterns from each of these, ending up with over 100 different patterns and variations from the original four. The exhibit represents the wide range of transformation that can be achieved, and also the blending of many different cultural influences in my own life, and our society today.


This work made publicly available electronically on August 10, 2011.