Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Dr. Philip Field

Second Advisor

Dr. Nancy Moyer

Third Advisor

Dr. Richard Hyslin


Moments in Time is an exhibition to fulfill the requirements for the Master's degree of Fine Arts. My Exhibition Paper contains my artist's statement, where I express my interest in working with both two and three-dimensional art. I also provide the following information: I will describe some of my artwork and the motivation behind my work; important mentors who have nourished my artistic vocation; major artists whose influence reflects in my work; elaboration on my philosophy of art based on my experience; some artists and philosophers who have helped me to achieve a better understanding of art. One of my main objectives lies in achieving harmony between dualities such as physical reality and spirituality, reason and idealism, existing and not existing. This essay will give an overview of my perception and reaction to such dualities and my goals as an artist.


Copyright 2001 Maria Elena Macias. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American