Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name



Fine Arts

Degree Program

Art, MA

Committee Chair

Whitesell, John

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Grubola, James T.

Committee Member

Grubola, James T.

Committee Member

Christensen, Jean


Abstractions of shape and space is the theme of this thesis. These prints and drawings were created between September, 1984 and October, 1986. Emphasis was placed on developing a body of work which is expressive, spontaneous, and rhythmical.

Intaglio was chosen as a major area of concentration. I experimented with soft-ground etching, hard-ground etching, machine engraving, scraping, burnishing, open bite, sugar lift, aquatint, and with several techniques for color printing. The project also involved a study of various media with the purpose of finding a technique as artistically satisfying as intaglio but less physically demanding to execute. Colored pencils and pen and ink were eventually chosen as the favored medium.

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Pompeii, Italy, Etching (1986)

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Roco de Paulina, Etching (1986)

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Perugian Arch, Etching (1986)

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Etruscan Tomb, Etching (1986)

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Unknown Passages II (1985)

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Cat Scan (1985)

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In God We Trust (1984)

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Collage of Antique Lace (1985)

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Untitled, Intaglio (1986)

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More Than One Angle, Etching (1985)

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Roman Aquaduct (1986)

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Pompeii Kitchen (1986)

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Near Saint Francis of Asisi (1986)

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Under Perugia's Expressway (1986)

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Ponti Vecchio (1986)

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Gubbio Arches (1986)

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Gubbio Arches in color (1986)

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Return to Perugia (1986)

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Windows to the Unknown (1985)

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Time Warp (1985)

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Quickening Power (1986)

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Metamorphosis (1985)

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Etruscan Tomb, Empty (1986)

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Etruscan Tombs (1986)

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Etruscan Tomb, Waiting? (1986)

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Etruscan Tombs (1986)

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Roman Aquaduct... (1986)

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Untitled, Gubbio, Italy (1986)

Rita_Ford_Jones_MA_Exhibition_Mailer.pdf (1788 kB)
Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition Post Card