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Homeland Insecurity, Amy Chen 2019 Washington University in St. Louis

Homeland Insecurity, Amy Chen

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

Homeland Insecurity is a project born out of a life’s worth of marginalization, internalized racism, and forced assimilation. It presents common experiences and emotions that are located between cultures, questioning what it means to inhabit a homeland that exists as a hybrid mental space. As I progress through life, my parents’ culture—my heritage—becomes more and more distant, yet like many non-white children of immigrants, I will continue to carry it in my face as a physical reminder of a life I do not know. Influenced by acculturation theory, my work explores this culture that never quite belonged ...


Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Sarah Adcock 2019 Washington University in St. Louis

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Sarah Adcock

Graduate School of Art Theses

I view my creative process as alchemy, the transformation of materials through experimentation. I use wax as a material that transcends its historical use as a sculptural process for casting and instead, use it for its transmutable qualities to inform content. Because of its plasticity and duality as fragile and resilient, wax is symbolically submissive and assertive. By applying heat, wax can be molded and formed into new shapes. Once it cools, wax reverts back to its natural state; solid and impermeable. I use objects to explore desires of origin and life. Transitional objects, the first “me not me” possession ...


Promoting Resilience In Economically Disadvantaged Adolescents Through School-Based Expressive Arts Groups, Bailey Knox 2019 Lesley University

Promoting Resilience In Economically Disadvantaged Adolescents Through School-Based Expressive Arts Groups, Bailey Knox

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Since 2013, the majority of students served by the public school system in the United States have been considered “low-income” by the federal government. The stressors associated with low socioeconomic status significantly increase risk for social, emotional and behavioral challenges at all age levels, but can be particularly damaging to adolescents coping with heightened stress levels related to the intense multi-dimensional changes that define this developmental period. As the correlation between economic disadvantage and negative socio-emotional and academic outcomes is increasingly evidenced, schools have begun to recognize their responsibility for providing preventative mental health care to high-risk students. Over the ...


Expressive Mindfulness: A Trauma-Sensitive Expressive Arts Therapy Group Method, Meghan Daly 2019 Lesley University

Expressive Mindfulness: A Trauma-Sensitive Expressive Arts Therapy Group Method, Meghan Daly

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Mindfulness and expressive arts therapy are both supportive of directing attention in a manner that promotes integration and function of a person. In this paper, a trauma-sensitive method was created for use in a day treatment setting for adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). This method utilized expressive movement, visual art making with three different materials, and creative writing to encourage mindful, non-judgmental acceptance of the present moment; a sense of relaxation; and an overall increase in quality of life. During development of the method arts-based research informed the choice of materials, music, and structure of the group ...


Shayna T. Blum: Design Research, Shayna Blum 2019 Xavier University of Louisiana

Shayna T. Blum: Design Research, Shayna Blum

Shayna Blum

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Tygr 2018-2019, Marlena Kalafut, Rachel Sedgwick 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Tygr 2018-2019, Marlena Kalafut, Rachel Sedgwick

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

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Metra Electric, Emilee G. French 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Metra Electric, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

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Fill My Soul, Abigail F. Baker 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Fill My Soul, Abigail F. Baker

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

"Fill My Soul" is meant to embody a windswept, hungry heart searching to be filled.


Look Up, Hannah R. Mobley 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Look Up, Hannah R. Mobley

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

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Dump, Emilee G. French 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Dump, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

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Failed Recollections, Emilee G. French 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Failed Recollections, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

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Inner Eyes, Ashley Jemmott 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Inner Eyes, Ashley Jemmott

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

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Sweet As Honey, Marcella Axelrad 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Sweet As Honey, Marcella Axelrad

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Some Horses, Emilee G. French 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Some Horses, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


To Catch A Drop, Marcella Axelrad 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

To Catch A Drop, Marcella Axelrad

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Series 1, Are You Sure There’S Hope?, Hannah R R Mobley 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Series 1, Are You Sure There’S Hope?, Hannah R R Mobley

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Winding Road, Elizabeth Kijowski 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Winding Road, Elizabeth Kijowski

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

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"Rainy Day Reds", Abigail F. Baker 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

"Rainy Day Reds", Abigail F. Baker

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

This piece was the second acrylic painting I tried my hand at. The evocative reds amid dull, dusty grays gives this deep, emotive sense to the piece; intended of course. This contrast is meant to represent how beauty is made greater and deeper set among the dreary and dark Life must have its ups and downs, but that tension, that cycle, the movement into spring from winter, the birth of new life and the meeting of death is what gives life it its beauty, its very soul.


Forgotten, Megan Mishler 2019 Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais

Forgotten, Megan Mishler

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Falcon, Emilee G. French 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Falcon, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


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