Preliminary Research and Interviews

For the past few weeks, I have started gathering the sources on my reading lists, requesting more ILLs than I ever thought possible, and preparing to start observations in the coming weeks. Lots of materials have been written on the display of religion in the secular (or non secular world), so I have a lot […]

Abstract – 20th Century American Fine Art Activism

My Monroe Project is going to be on American fine art activism in the 20th century. Fine art activism is a subclass of protest art, which, like the name implies, is art used in political activism. I will be focusing on drawing and painting, and not other forms of prevalent protest art, such as performance […]


At the beginning of the summer, I had a lot of ideas of things I could draw or paint or ways I could engage with living in Japan and express that artistically. At first this worked pretty well, and I did work in my sketchbook and some paintings based on the experiences I had in […]