Trace., 2019 University of Louisville
Trace., Kcj Szwedzinski
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Trace utilizes autoethnography to investigate aspects of Judaism to discover how one decides what to embrace, embody, or deny from inherited legacies. Autoethnography attempts to combine quantitative and qualitative data in order to systematically analyze and describe personal experience. The artist acting as Ba’alei Kushiah, or question bearer, uses Talmudic philosophy as a methodology and approach to art making. This research is self-referential; using Jewish thought to ask questions about Judaism. Judaism, often existing in an in between place with outward characteristics that reflect regional influences, facilitates a dialogue about whether there are relative or absolute delineations within and ...
Lifetime, 2019 1993
Lifetime, Emily E. Kuchenbecker
Theses and Dissertations
Time is my bully. Time marks the start of something, as well as the end. We are all carrying out the inexorable passing of time as it relates to our impending mortalities.
I do not fear death.
The awareness of my body’s impermanence employs me to feel that much more connected to the vessel containing that of which I am.
But what am I? Am I my body- or is it much deeper?
Through the work executed during my graduate research, I have attempted to quantify my existence through the archiving my time and body. This document ushers you ...
Graphic Content Warning; Personal And Political Traumas, 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University
Graphic Content Warning; Personal And Political Traumas, Emily K. Wardell
Theses and Dissertations
The written portion of this thesis work is meant to address and further investigate the visual work created using mediums of print and found video. This artistic research has been interested in examining varying associations with truth, recollection, and evidence. This includes the recollection of public histories and news-media narratives as well as my own history and trauma. Through this work my aim was to create a deconstruction and revolt against how associations are formed, and how to understand imagery as information. This thesis first discusses my relationship to appropriated imagery, then connects and examines it through the addition of ...
Ancient Cypriot Glass: Production, Reception, And The Collections At The Claremont Colleges, 2019 Claremont Colleges
Ancient Cypriot Glass: Production, Reception, And The Collections At The Claremont Colleges, Milena R. Carothers
Scripps Senior Theses
This thesis examines the collection of Cypriot glass stored in the basement at Scripps and its context throughout history. The first chapter focuses on the collection itself and includes a brief summary of the founding of the Mudd family’s Cyprus Mines Corporation, which led to the collection of the glass. The repatriation of the collection is also detailed. The second chapter examines the history of Cyprus, and how valuable resources such as copper led to trade on the island. A history of glass is given: how it was made, what it was made out of, and how it was ...
Greetings From..., 2019 University of Montana
Greetings From..., Casey Mae Schachner
Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers
Greetings from... is a reflection of my roots in the tropical vacationland of Florida, a place for which I feel both nostalgic and conflicted. Growing up in southern tourist destinations, I was confronted daily with the extreme contrasts of living in paradise. In my artwork, I am translating the cacophony of Florida through the lens of materiality. By re-configuring commodified objects of the tourism industry, the sculptural works in this show exhibit my consideration for the paradoxical relationships that exist between materials and place. Much like the avant-garde Surrealist object, or the assemblage of found materials in provocative combinations that ...
Art That Heals, 2018 Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
Art That Heals, Christina Cardona
Beryl Brenner was a creative arts therapist for 40 years, and helped veterans heal from war traumas through art all across the city. For the past 11 years, she was at the Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare system in Bay Ridge, where she developed the art therapy program. https://christinacardona1.wordpress.com
Vantage Point: Fall 2018, 2018 University of Vermont
Vantage Point: Fall 2018, Vantage Point
No abstract provided.
Vantage Point: Spring 2018, 2018 University of Vermont
Vantage Point: Spring 2018, Vantage Point
No abstract provided.
Journey Through The Wasteland, 2018 Rhode Island School of Design
Journey Through The Wasteland, Songlin Li
I started planning this book at the end of last year, because I had to write it for my thesis, and also because I saw this as an opportunity to create, like making artwork. But the difference is that this does not look like my usual art, being only a book comprised of words and images.
From the end of last year to the beginning of this year, I experienced a terrible spiritual disillusionment and was caught in a cycle of depression and anxiety. Even though I was prepared to write this book last fall, I only really started in ...
The Bird's Eye View, 2018 Rhode Island School of Design
The Bird's Eye View, Ipek Kosova
How can we make sense of the borders between destruction and construction, between matter and ourselves, at the same time? How habitable is a border? How does sound echo and vibrate on the border? Are borders a space of segregation or dialogue? Where is the border between our brain and our own voice? Between the transparent and opaque? Between the paint and the floor? Between the receiver and transmitter? Between the eye and the tear? Are borders monuments of extinctions of human contact?
The self defines itself as bordered and limited. The moments where destructive events seem like a ruin ...
Golden In Glass, 2018 Bowling Green State University
Golden In Glass, Emily Price
The hymn chosen for this glass piece is “Jerusalem the Golden” which was written by Bernard of Cluny in the 12th century and set to music by John Neale in the 19th century. The original tune given to the hymn is known as “Ewing” and was written by Alexander Ewing. Although this hymn is not used in all hymnals and is not as widely known as hymns like “Amazing Grace,” it is a lovely, hopeful one that paints a picture of the wonders of heaven.
Hymn singing is an important part of the Christian church service and has ...
After The Big Wind Stops I See Gentle Waves, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
After The Big Wind Stops I See Gentle Waves, Eunji (Jubee) Lee
Theses and Dissertations
This thesis covers my reflections on the inspirations and the motivations behind selected works including my candidacy exhibition; Resonance and my thesis exhibition; after the big wind stops I see gentle waves. It contains my life throughout my MFA studies and the development of my art practice. Through its story-within-a-story method of narration and my describing streams of my thoughts, I am attempting to explain the processes of my development and the discoveries I have made, the little things in my daily life, and the big turning points that inspired me. My work and this document have been strongly determined ...
Enact In Disappearance, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Enact In Disappearance, Stephanie Demer
Theses and Dissertations
Enact in Disappearance excavates the unseen through the medium of photography in order to chart a new strategy for knowing and communing with a complicated world.
Flora And Fauna In East Asian Art, 2018 Gettysburg College
Flora And Fauna In East Asian Art, Samantha B. Frisoli, Daniella M. Snyder, Gabriella A. Bucci, Melissa R. Casale, Keira B. Koch, Paige L. Deschapelles
Schmucker Art Catalogs
Flora and Fauna in East Asian Art is the fourth annual exhibition curated by students enrolled in the Art History Methods course. This exhibition highlights the academic achievements of six student curators: Samantha Frisoli ’18, Daniella Snyder ’18, Gabriella Bucci ’19, Melissa Casale ’19, Keira Koch ’19, and Paige Deschapelles ’20. The selection of artworks in this exhibition considers how East Asian artists portrayed similar subjects of flora and fauna in different media including painting, prints, embroidery, jade, and porcelain. This exhibition intends to reveal the hidden meanings behind various representations of flora and fauna in East Asian art by ...
Energy Efficiency: The Future Of Glassmaking, 2017 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Energy Efficiency: The Future Of Glassmaking, Amber O'Brien
This project is an investigation of current glass making technologies for the purpose of reducing the energy consumption of the glass art community. Sustainable practices, renewable resources, and innovative technologies are pressing topics under discussion around the world. It is important for glass artists to realize their reliance on fossil fuels and be proactive in their efforts to reduce this expenditure. This paper will discuss the original research study on energy efficiency and the development of www.GlassArtEnergy.org, a user-friendly archive of credible resources about ways glass artists can reduce their energy expenditure through equipment maintenance and the use ...
Multiple And Moving, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Multiple And Moving, Maia Chao
This document maps my negotiation of the art practice as experienced in school. It is a record of development, evaluation, narration, articulation, reflection, argumentation, and continual redefinition. I consider the physical and social realities of the studio practice as they relate to my needs, values, and desires on a personal and global scale. Flitting between the mundane and the fundamental, the center and the margins, this thesis reflects my mental topography as a series of parts whose relations to each other are multiple and moving.
Perceptual Alchemy, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Perceptual Alchemy, Evan Voelbel
The farther we peer into the depths of human consciousness, the subatomic realm of quantum physics or the vast expanse of the observable universe, the more our notion of an objective physical reality or a predetermined, public, external world is challenged. With each new door we open, an entirely new set of questions is revealed. The world we perceive is never a direct representation, but even knowing how constructed our perception of an external reality is, are we capable of letting go of it? Through perceptual alchemy, my work probes the threshold between our constructed reality and the ‘external world ...
How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?, Felicia Leroy
I began freediving, a sport in which one dives as deep as possible on single breath hold, as a way to approach the inaccessible space of the deep, to expand my understanding of the unobtainable.
This space (the deep) seemed to me to be representative of something that is totally unknown, its power existing in its inaccessibility, in its un-know-ability.
Through training/experiential data collection and using human physiology at depth as a framework, this thesis work book explores a single breath hold to the other side.
Work made in support of this exploration touches on darkness, depth, the edge ...
0830: John E. Dolin Collection, 1960-1990, 2015 Marshall University
0830: John E. Dolin Collection, 1960-1990, Marshall University Special Collections
Guides to Manuscript Collections
Dr. John E. Dolin (1931-2015) was a Professor Emeritus of Art at Marshall University. Dr. Dolin's collection is made up of a variety of materials. The majority of this collection contains faculty and student correspondence, academic papers (both his and his students), and numerous class materials such as lecture notes, syllabi, and tests. Other materials in the collection relate to various organizations that he was involved in while at Marshall University including, Boys Club and The College Personnel Committee. The collection is arranged in four Series; Series 1 - Personal Papers, Series 2 - Course Related Materials, Series 3 - Ohio University ...
Centennial Alumni Exhibition Ii: Nexts, 2011 Kent State University
Centennial Alumni Exhibition Ii: Nexts, Ksu School Of Art Gallery
School of Art Galleries Exhibition Catalogs
No abstract provided.