Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Date of Award

Spring 1991

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Joanne Harwick


The layering process has become not only the basis for my art but a symbol of my philosophy of life. Layering pictures the vast complexity of the universe with its many philosophical meanings. In order to express this I emphasize surface textures as an integral part of my paintings. To create desired effects my work evolves slowly while I build up the many layers of paint, gel media, and collage material. These are woven together to produce a rich appearance. Color also becomes prominent, along with light, both a part of the unseen energy I sense around me. I paint on a variety of materials, using acrylic paint on unstretched canvas, rag, museum or Whatman board.


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Copyright 1991 Linda Faw-Neher

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