Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA



Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Reynaldo Santiago

Second Advisor

Dr. Lorenzo Pace

Third Advisor

Richard Hyslin


Authors use connotation to create subtext and depth; often, words fail me. Instead, I use color, lines, and texture, and once I’ve labored to bring them into being, I’m surprised by the truths they reveal about my subjects and me. That which I find difficult to articulate, I am able to convey through canvas, wood, metal, any material that speaks to me. Most of my art is a reflection of my internal exploration. In my search to find myself, I reflect on my childhood memories of traveling through Mexico with my family. Tinged is my visual diary; it gave me a new understanding of myself. I discovered what lies behind the connection I feel to the Tarascan Indians and the land in Mexico. While revealing the poverty that exist in much of Mexico, Tinged is also a testament of the beautiful character and strength of the people I met there.


Copyright 2011 Sarah Sherrill. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American