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Investigations Into Botanical Contact Printing (Where The Light Meets The Trees; Thirteen Variations), Christine Marie Manwiller May 2018

Investigations Into Botanical Contact Printing (Where The Light Meets The Trees; Thirteen Variations), Christine Marie Manwiller

Theses and Dissertations

Investigations in Botanical Contact Printing (Where the Light Meets the Trees; Thirteen Variations) explores the process of botanical contact printing on paper, culminating in a series of thirteen handmade artist books. Each of the thirteen books contains a poem from a collection of thirteen poems written by Alice Yousef. Every element of the book: materials, structure, calligraphed text, type of botanical contact print, sometimes the enclosure, responds to the poem, providing a visual interpretation of the written word. The completely different approaches to binding structure in this series intend to not only visually support the text, but also explore the ...


Field Guide, Madeline Helland Jan 2018

Field Guide, Madeline Helland

Scripps Senior Theses

Field Guide is a mixed-media artist book detailing the exploration of a fictitious culture through cartography, narrative, and illustration. It is presented through the lens of an amateur archaeologist, navigating a chain of islands to search for ruins and artifacts. In part, the project is focused on the fantasy of an imagined world. The island chain is a place entirely of my own creation. By creating the viewpoint of an outside explorer, it was possible to navigate through this world. Although I, as the artist, can know everything about this fictitious world, adopting the perspective of someone distanced by time ...


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook I, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook I, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Ii, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Ii, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Iii, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Artist Notebook Iii, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Cast Ceramic And Plastic Heads, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

A Portrait Of Mental Illness: Cast Ceramic And Plastic Heads, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


On The Cover: Artist's Statement For Portrait Of Mental Illness, Kristin Donato Jan 2017

On The Cover: Artist's Statement For Portrait Of Mental Illness, Kristin Donato

The Graduate Review

This body of artwork uses 3D forms to visualize the impact of mental illness. Altered forms of cast heads and personal stories depicted through artist books examines how mental illness affects those suffering from an illness, as well as those acting as support systems.


Caput Mortuum, David Glenn Rollins May 2016

Caput Mortuum, David Glenn Rollins

Theses and Dissertations

Caput Mortuum is a visual representation of my own spiritual quest for enlightenment using alchemy. Ancient alchemists sought perfection in all things and visualized a personal spiritual hierarchy that resided within all physical matter. The lowest tier of this scale represents the dull and lifeless material while the highest could touch the Divine. Reshaping the material world revealed the ordinary item's latent potential, aiding in its own transformation as well as the alchemist's into more perfect beings.

Inspired by this idea, I seek to bring ultimate perfection to every piece I create. By manipulating and altering books and ...


By Measure Of, Kristen A. Hartman May 2016

By Measure Of, Kristen A. Hartman

Theses and Dissertations

A limited variable editioned artist book, by measure of depicts an allegorical conversation between medieval author Christine de Pizan and a contemporary woman. It is, in essence, an exploration of edges in which the characters examine the parameters of identity, both personally and societally designated–how to define/re-define/emphasize/blur them, and what happens in the space where they meet.


As Yet Uncertain: A Portrait In Procession, Thomas Richard Helmers May 2016

As Yet Uncertain: A Portrait In Procession, Thomas Richard Helmers

Theses and Dissertations

As Yet Uncertain: A Portrait in Procession is an installation of prints featuring a combination of image and text. Drawing inspiration from various depictions of the grotesque in art and literature, the project examines the grotesque form, both in body and mind. As Yet Uncertain: A Portrait in Procession observes how the grotesque—a body that is always in the act of becoming—relates to uncertainties and ambivalence in identity and humanity.


A Certain Rhythm, A Certain Knowing, Alexandra Katarina Janezic May 2015

A Certain Rhythm, A Certain Knowing, Alexandra Katarina Janezic

Theses and Dissertations

An interweaving of text and image.


Pathways To New Understanding, Candida Pagan May 2015

Pathways To New Understanding, Candida Pagan

Theses and Dissertations

The conceptual foundation for my creative thesis work is based in research into the development of science, particularly the field of cosmology, and its related visual vocabulary. Three interrelated projects encompass my interests in unique artists' books and variable editions, research based projects, codified presentation of data, and universal interconnectedness, or oneness in all things, that was at the heart of medieval cosmology and is embraced by some 21st century subcultures.

The thematic timeline of the artwork spans developments in the Early Middle Ages related to astronomy and cosmology and through 20th century guidebooks and NASA's social media accounts ...


A View Of Affect: A Treatise On The Heart And Other Significant Hearts, Leslie Smith May 2015

A View Of Affect: A Treatise On The Heart And Other Significant Hearts, Leslie Smith

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of my thesis project, A View of Affect has been two fold: to engage closely with an early modern book, and to experiment with the idea that self-examination as a legitimate way to gain knowledge about the body. Working with Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, (1621) has opened to view the extensive constellation of ideas that were part of the philosophical universe of the time. I engaged with the Anatomy of Melancholy by immersing myself in the prose, responding to Burton's writing with my own writing. I also studied and made drawings from early modern anatomical ...


Two Lives, Kimberly A. Maher Jul 2014

Two Lives, Kimberly A. Maher

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Using Historical Bindings In Producing Contemporary Artists' Books, Islam Mahmoud Mohamed Aly Jul 2013

Using Historical Bindings In Producing Contemporary Artists' Books, Islam Mahmoud Mohamed Aly

Theses and Dissertations

I regard the culturally rich bookbinding as formats that hold great meaning; I made models of books that existed in different cultures through the history of the book. I became interested in how each structure had unique features and how the books themselves transmitted knowledge about their form.

This interest in bookbinding formats led me to explore ways to add content to The binding plays a powerful role in producing my artist's books, the look and presence of these bindings is an integral part of my work and they are linked to the content and aesthetics. The final pieces ...


Trace Time, Jill Elise Kambs May 2013

Trace Time, Jill Elise Kambs

Theses and Dissertations

Trace Time is an interdisciplinary book arts exhibit featuring handmade paper installations, one-of-a-kind prints and book objects, and a fine press artist’s book in edition. The theme of this work focuses on the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world by examining the tension between organic lifecycles and human cultivation, control, and constraint of the environment. By following a system for tracing natural surroundings, I document environmental movement in a series of time-based sequential pieces measuring light, water, and color.