Stripe V A


Work of art by artist Sarah Janke as part of a Creative Problems course with visiting professor Gabrielle Duggan. Submitted as part of her MFA portfolio.

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8 x 8 in.

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Janke, Sarah September 29, 2018.


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Work of art by artist Sarah Janke as part of a Creative Problems course with visiting professor Gabrielle Duggan. Submitted as part of her MFA portfolio.

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8 x 8 in.



  • University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design. Denton, Texas

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UNT Graduate Student Works

This collection houses graduate student works other than theses and dissertations. All materials have been previously accepted by a professional organization or approved by a faculty mentor. The collection includes, but is not limited to projects or problems in lieu of thesis, supplemental files associated with theses and dissertations, posters, recitals, presentations, articles, reviews, book chapters, exhibitions, and artwork. Some items in this collection are restricted to use by the UNT community.

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  • September 29, 2018

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  • Oct. 2, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

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  • Oct. 9, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

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Janke, Sarah. Stripe V A, artwork, September 29, 2018; Denton, Texas. ( accessed September 30, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library,; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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