Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Dr. Donna Sweigart

Second Advisor

Richard Hyslin

Third Advisor

Dr. Richard Phillips


As the needle pierces the fabric, the thread finds its way. As the needle lays its rhythmic path, the thread follows the needle, creating a specific sound and pattern. The needle and the thread together create something new or mend something old. As an artist I have found my direction, and sensitivity, the same as the thread that finds its way by filling and tying the spaces between other threads in the fabric. As I draw the point through every stitch, I am drawing a thought, a moment, an expression from past and present. I seek a thread, a theme, and a truth that allows me to give freedom to my thoughts while binding those thoughts to something tangible and unique. I weave threads to lay a path that will reveal a future.


Copyright 2012 Erum S. Javed. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American