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Of The Crickets, Kathryn Lien Jan 2018

Of The Crickets, Kathryn Lien

Theses and Dissertations

Of the Crickets imagines the overlapping worlds of ethical ecological solutions to climate changed sustenance and the potential for collective excellence in female exclusive environments. Using garments, furniture, site-specific installation and directed performance, the project harnesses social and material sensitivity to mine solutions for idealized living.


Will You Accept This Rose?, Sasha Baskin Jan 2018

Will You Accept This Rose?, Sasha Baskin

Theses and Dissertations

Using figures from the popular culture program The Bachelor in a large-scale tapestry-style weaving, I address the drive to create idealized simulations in order to better understand one’s own reality and identity. Natural dye and traditional weaving processes in combination with digital weaving technology allow me to literally integrate the juxtaposition of analog and digital elements which defines a woven image.

Dye work and pattern allow for large gestural drawing marks while individual threads overlap to create literal pixelized imagery. I examine the act of weaving as the creation of screens through which one can see, hide, or obscure ...


Design For Disassembly - A Circular Approach, Wajiha Pervez Jan 2017

Design For Disassembly - A Circular Approach, Wajiha Pervez

Theses and Dissertations

As the world becomes increasingly aware of the need to better care for the environment, innovative business models are helping to counter the damage of the fast fashion system - a phenomenon in the fashion industry whereby production processes are expedited in order to get new trends to the market as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Designing products with a focus on their renewability can shift the product-consumer relationship. The closed loop concept of a “circular economy” is emerging as a viable and promising solution to the current linear business model.

This study explores the possibilities of a more mindful approach ...


Recovery From Design, Cassandra J. Ellison Jan 2017

Recovery From Design, Cassandra J. Ellison

Theses and Dissertations

Through research, inquiry, and an evaluation of Recovery By Design, a ‘design therapy’ program that serves people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities, it is my assertion that the practice of design has therapeutic potential and can aid in the process of recovery. To the novice, the practices of conception, shaping form, and praxis have empowering benefit especially when guided by Conditional and Transformation Design methods together with an emphasis on materiality and vernacular form.


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Shippo Tsunagi, Emilie Krysa Jan 2017

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Shippo Tsunagi, Emilie Krysa

Pattern Research Project

2017 Pattern Research Project

Emilie Krysa - Shippo Tsunagi Pattern

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Emilie Krysa, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Shippo Tsunagi pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“[The] Shippo pattern originates from Japan and dates ...


Pebbles Is A Girl That Doesn't Know Anything, Grace A. Kubilius Jan 2017

Pebbles Is A Girl That Doesn't Know Anything, Grace A. Kubilius

Theses and Dissertations

I am not quite sure how to be a woman. It’s complicated, contradictory and highly surveilled. I make videos, sculptures and wearable objects that attempt to rationalize my female identity. The body is a sustained fixture in my work: as an armature, as an absent actor for constructed environments, as fragment and as the literal inclusion of my image. It is through these various modes of dis/embodiment that I negotiate the complexities of gendered existence. Crumbling ceramic and paper objects, pieced fabric forms, videos, beauty products, and delicate flowers reference splintered narratives and unwieldy terrains. I consider the ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Herringbone, Seylar Pring Jan 2017

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Herringbone, Seylar Pring

Pattern Research Project

2017 Pattern Research Project

Seylar Pring - Herringbone

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Seylar Pring, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Herringbone pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The herringbone pattern dates back to Roman times, where this pattern ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Zigzag, Matthew Toscano Jan 2017

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Zigzag, Matthew Toscano

Pattern Research Project

2017 Pattern Research Project

Matthew Toscano - ZigZag (pattern)

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Matthew Toscano, VCU BFA 2020, selected the “Chevron Black” pattern by Tina Raparanta for Spoonflower for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“My sample of ‘Chevron Black’ is ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Asanoha, Alyssa Chin Jan 2017

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Asanoha, Alyssa Chin

Pattern Research Project

2017 Pattern Research Project

Alyssa Chin - Asanoha

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Alyssa Chin, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Asanoha pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Asanoha is a traditional pattern of Japan and its roots span ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Acanthus, Hongyi Zhu Jan 2017

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Acanthus, Hongyi Zhu

Pattern Research Project

2017 Pattern Research Project

Hongyi Zhu - Acanthus

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Hongyi Zhu, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Acanthus pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Acanthus is a type of plant that [is] widespread in mediterranean ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Seigaiha, Boya Yu Jan 2017

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Seigaiha, Boya Yu

Pattern Research Project

2017 Pattern Research Project

Boya Yu - Seigaiha Pattern

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Boya Yu, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Seigaiha pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work

“The seigaia wave is a pattern of layered concentric circles ...


Some Form Of Blue, Zena A. Zakanycz Jan 2016

Some Form Of Blue, Zena A. Zakanycz

Theses and Dissertations

Through my art process and material selection, I investigate how interior spaces long to accumulate memories and possessions. I am interested in encroaching floor to ceiling build-up of collected goods kept in the homes of individuals unable to discard or part with possessions. These individual’s daily movements through their space and their denial of the surrounding mass informs my work. My work is larger than human scale, made of multiple units, and dense; yet understated by the subtle use of color and repeated materials. When I make an installation it often begins with creating a wall or a floor ...


The Reviving Project, Noor Sami Jan 2016

The Reviving Project, Noor Sami

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

When Yushan Cassie Sun arrived in America in 2012, she already had big hopes for the future. A craft and material study major with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing, Cassie will graduate this May with some wonderful research experiences under her belt. e summer before she came to VCU, Cassie spent time learning the techniques of three crafts- men in China. As she lived and learned with them, she realized that although her learning was valuable, there were hundreds of other endangered craft techniques in China that she was not learning—and that’s what got her interested in ...


Reviving Project:A Chinese-American Culture Exchange Project, Yushan Cassie Sun Jan 2015

Reviving Project:A Chinese-American Culture Exchange Project, Yushan Cassie Sun

Undergraduate Research Posters

Through art exhibitions in Beijing, China and Richmond, Virginia, Reviving project 01 aims to help promote/ revive a craft technique in Qinghai, China that is disappearing due to the urbanized surroundings.

American artist were invited to collaborate with people from Qinghai to make new pieces incorporating original crafted pieces.


Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison Jan 2015

Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

VCU senior Leah Schmidt studied textiles for two months in Zanzibar, Tanzania this past summer, focusing on native textile designs and traditional methods. A Graphic Design major, Schmidt was a recipient of both the VCU Arts Dean’s International Study Grant and an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Fellowship Grant (also known as a UROP Grant). Schmidt worked alongside her faculty advisor and many local Zanzabari designers and artisans to identify the methods used in screen printing, weaving, and batik dying. She related the designs and patterns of the Zanzabari natives to those she uses in graphic design.


Dr. Who?: The Science And Culture Of Medical Wear Design, Patricia Duignan Jan 2014

Dr. Who?: The Science And Culture Of Medical Wear Design, Patricia Duignan

Theses and Dissertations

The multi-million-dollar medical uniform industry has not utilized advancements in garment and textile technology that could positively impact the protection of healthcare professionals and patients. In most cases the uniforms meet basic requirements – they clothe the professional in a recognizable way. Little innovation in design, function and performance, has been applied to these garments. This is particularly evident in the case of the stereotypical white lab coat worn by many physicians, despite evidence indicating that these lab coats may carry contamination and play a role in the spread of deadly bacteria. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are among the most serious ...