My work in the MFA thesis show at MSU represents a year and a half of exploration and experimentation with silk screen and drawing. I worked to visually explore a narrative that I composed which was inspired by creation myths. I was also interested in the relationship between figure and ground, and how the figure could be subordinate to the ground, as well as how abstraction could function in such an environment. One of my main influences in this body of work was Zen Japanese monochrome painting, which exercises many of the same abstract principles as my thesis. The result is a collection of screen prints and drawings that are abstract yet evocative.