Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art



First Reader/Committee Chair

Petty, Alison



My work is a melding of mythology and personal experience. Growing up in the harsh desert of the Coachella Valley, I found refuge in music and art. My desire to become a drummer has leaded me to create a persona called Baby Lamb. Baby Lamb is a symbolic representation, as well as a physical manifestation of this desire and she is slowly evolving, eventually becoming my alter ego. Currently, the artwork that I create is a chapter in the life story of Baby Lamb.


Baby Lamb's art shows have included a collection of relics that have been made into a visual documentary of the artist's evolutionary presence. With guidance from Mama Lamb, Baby Lamb's ethereal mentor and ultimate drum Goddess; Baby Lamb is expressed through a variety of drum artifacts challenged by some of the most prominent drummers of our lifetime, John Bonham, Buddy Rich, and Jon Theodore.


Mama Lamb is the original drum Goddess. She is a derivative of ancient rhythm masters from every spectrum of the universe and into the unknown. Mama Lamb is a symbol personified through earthly materials such as clay, glass, and real drum paraphernalia. Through these objects, Mama Lamb is able to help guide Baby Lamb into her authenticate self.