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An Echo From The Living Room, Makayla Nichole Songer May 2019

An Echo From The Living Room, Makayla Nichole Songer

Theses and Dissertations

We are unable to interface with reality as it is. Everything that encompasses our understanding of reality and ourselves—from our physical perceptions to our memories—are subject to innate flaws that make a complete grasp of reality impossible. an echo from the living room is invested in the idea that reality itself is malleable, taking influence from altered states of reality such as dreams, nightmares, and memory. Drawing from the personal experiences of recurring nightmares and living in a haunted house, as well film, the uncanny, and the multiple, an echo from the living room strives to create space ...


Entangled, Katherine Cox Apr 2019

Entangled, Katherine Cox

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

I create objects to incite wonder through their exuberance, inviting one to explore the beauty found in the strange and offering the viewer a way to interact with the discomfort of the unknown. Mysculptures are an assembly of engaging surfaces and forms revealing varying texturesandvibrant colors referencing natural and fabricated worlds. Each sculpture is entangled within its own environment or narrative and each is adorned for its own role, finding a balance between discord and harmony, captivation and repulsion.

Each is an individual exploration of the distinct qualities inherent within each object. They are precious in scale and stimulate ...


Constraint And Control, Patricia Ayres Feb 2019

Constraint And Control, Patricia Ayres

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I have long considered themes of the body. Drawing on my knowledge as a fashion designer, I bring materials and hardware from the fashion industry into my artwork transforming and rendering them non-functional. My sculptures relate to stories of isolation, separation, and confinement. The following pages will analyze how the United States penal system controls, constrains and restricts the body through physical and psychological wounds. Furthermore, they will examine how the Catholic Church controls people’s minds and behavior through a ritualistic belief system.


Generative Movements, Cabbage Juice, & Habitats Of Selfhood, Jason Michael Rondinelli Feb 2019

Generative Movements, Cabbage Juice, & Habitats Of Selfhood, Jason Michael Rondinelli

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The content of this essay is a reflection on my practice as an artist. A summary of text includes an analysis of my attraction to certain materials such as drywall, cabbage juice and coconut oil, all materials are the extensions of my memory, intention and pleasure. From warm memories of bathhouses and the flesh of others to managing illness at home, my artwork distills a lived experience into material reality. These materials take the shape of sculptural networks that serve as biographical biomes. The architectural and organic components of the work are sourced from my own experience and the surreal ...


Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 647. Material about the hooked rug designs created and executed by Arline McLean (Perkins) Rawlins of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes correspondence, published and unpublished articles, and photographs


Unspooling Of Experience Into Space: Diary Projects, Jinhee Kim May 2018

Unspooling Of Experience Into Space: Diary Projects, Jinhee Kim

Graduate School of Art Theses

Through meditation and layering of yarns, I visually present the process of embracing myself, specifically my personal traumas, and cultural duality. The tension between concealing and revealing of constant shifts in emotion is a crucial facet of my artwork. Evolving from an art therapy technique, the Winnicott Squiggle Game, I am drawn to the connections one can make with one another from a simple cluster of lines and create images as a result. These images are a result of intention and accident, a combination that mimics inevitable life choices.

My method of creating each canvas is a very intricate process ...


Silenced Imbalances, Ashley G. Roth May 2017

Silenced Imbalances, Ashley G. Roth

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Awkwardness and vulnerability

through continuous public display and criticism

this and these inhibiting, defeating a person’s ability

to be able to function to the fullest extent.

Disabling.

Through literal and metaphorical ciphering I blend original poetry with my artwork in order to address misperceptions about gender, sexuality, mental illness, and ableism within American society. My undergraduate thesis work is an expression of my personal experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), major panic disorder, depression and dermatillomania.


Purge, Amanda Foshag May 2017

Purge, Amanda Foshag

Graduate Theses

This thesis statement describes the eight hanging veil-like structures and sculptures that constitute my thesis exhibition work; it further comments on the movements, philosophy, and personal sensibility that most influenced the art making: Process Art, Taoism, and my own empathetic experiences. The movement of Process Art is discussed in reference to materiality and the physicality that goes into making these pieces. The influence of the Taoist philosophy is discussed in light of the unity and balance found in the combination of dualistic materials, and their relationship to one another, in these sculptural forms. Lastly, this statement expresses how the emotional ...


Behind The Stitches: The Fabric Of Nebraska, Elizabeth Ingraham Dr. Jan 2017

Behind The Stitches: The Fabric Of Nebraska, Elizabeth Ingraham Dr.

Faculty Publications and Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

Works from my project, Mapping Nebraska, a drawn, stitched and digitally imaged cartography of the state (physical and psychological) where I live were exhibited in 2017 at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska in an exhibition, Regarding Nebraska, coinciding with the sesquicentennial of Nebraska statehood. As stated in the exhibition:

“I map the state where I live and document an internal and external landscape. I work with cloth and with piecing and quilting because of their references to human scale, human touch and human occupation. With image and stitch I communicate the beauty and diversity of Nebraska ...


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 ...


[Rebelution 17]: Gender Bender, Francesca Louise Inocentes Jan 2017

[Rebelution 17]: Gender Bender, Francesca Louise Inocentes

Scripps Senior Theses

Fashion embodies what is accepted and valued in a given culture or society and empowers individuals by building self-confidence, enabling them to express themselves authentically through their bodies and garments. The gender binary, perpetuated by the mainstream fashion industry, marginalizes individuals who do not conform to it. In Rebelution 17, I utilize clothing design and photography to empower and liberate individuals who do not conform to the standards of beauty in regards to gender identity and acceptability. The finished works are featured in a Lookbook – a digital and physical collection of photographs used to market fashion – designed to promote awareness ...


Roots And Rituals: A Perspective On Dutch And African Surface Design, Katie Kerlen Dec 2016

Roots And Rituals: A Perspective On Dutch And African Surface Design, Katie Kerlen

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

Going into this project,I knew I wanted to do two things: work with surface design on fabric, and explore the textiles in different countries. As I am nearly 75% Dutch, Holland was an obvious place to start. Shortly into my research,I discovered the company Vlisco: a textile manufacturing company based in Holland that produces African printed fabric. They use an imitation wax batik technique and create designs based on traditional African imagery and symbolism. Although it is hard to determine, the Dutch do not seem to have one particular style depicted in their textiles due to major outsourcing ...


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat Dec 2016

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Northwest Coast Native American Art: The Relationship Between Museums, Native Americans And Artists, Karrie E. Myers Aug 2016

Northwest Coast Native American Art: The Relationship Between Museums, Native Americans And Artists, Karrie E. Myers

Museum Studies Theses

Museums today have many responsibilities, including protecting and understanding objects in their care. Many also have relationships with groups of people whose items or artworks are housed within their institutions. This paper explores the relationship between museums and Northwest Coast Native Americans and their artists. Participating museums include those in and out of the Northwest Coast region, such as the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Burke Museum, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Museum. Museum professionals who conducted research for some of these museums included Franz Boas ...


Law Library Blog (July 2016): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jul 2016

Law Library Blog (July 2016): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Full Issue, The Anthology Jun 2016

Full Issue, The Anthology

The Anthology

This is the entirety of the 2013 Winthrop Anthology issue.


All Tied Up, Rhiannon Bode Jun 2016

All Tied Up, Rhiannon Bode

The Anthology

Artwork


Full Issue, The Anthology Jun 2016

Full Issue, The Anthology

The Anthology

This is the entirety of the 2014 Winthrop Anthology issue.


Full Issue, The Anthology May 2016

Full Issue, The Anthology

The Anthology

This is the entirety of the 2015 Winthrop Anthology issue.


Self Portrait In Thread, Emily Furr Apr 2016

Self Portrait In Thread, Emily Furr

The Anthology

Artwork


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.


Rock’N’Texture, Erica Chronowski Jan 2013

Rock’N’Texture, Erica Chronowski

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This piece was put together with a desire to explore the creation of textiles with untraditional materials. The idea was to start completely from scratch and transform unexpected materials into wearable art. I wanted to create something that evoked conversation about what a textile is and how far the boundaries may be pushed while still being considered a textile.


The Art And Bohemian Character Of Ethel Wallace, Michael Mamp, Mary Lynn Damhorst Jan 2013

The Art And Bohemian Character Of Ethel Wallace, Michael Mamp, Mary Lynn Damhorst

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Ethel Wallace was a painter and textile artist who gained great prominence in the early part of the 20th century. Wallace’s work was exhibited in Paris, London, New York, and Philadelphia. Her textiles were featured by Macy’s department store and published in Vogue. Ms. Wallace’s social circle included Paul Poiret, Gertrude Whitney and opera singer Eva Gauthier. Yet, by her death, Wallace and her work had fallen from the public eye. Despite her artistic achievements and innovation of technique, her story has been written out of the history books.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 20, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Christian B. Newswanger, Wayne E. Homan, Robert I. Schneider, John E. Stinsmen, Martha S. Best, Cecelia Whitman, Edna Eby Heller, David W. Thompson, Edward S. Gifford Jr. Jul 1971

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 20, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Christian B. Newswanger, Wayne E. Homan, Robert I. Schneider, John E. Stinsmen, Martha S. Best, Cecelia Whitman, Edna Eby Heller, David W. Thompson, Edward S. Gifford Jr.

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Flight of the Distelfink
• The Newswangers, Interpreters of Amish Life
• The Sorrow Song of Susanna Cox
• Country Butcher: An Interview with Newton Bachman
• "Swing Your Partner": Folk Dancing at the Festival
• Festival Highlights
• Folk Festival Program
• Leaving the Festival with Thoughts of Food
• Spindrift: The Old Dog Churn
• Candy Making in the Dutch Country
• Gee, Haw and Geehaw
• The Evil Eye in Philadelphia
• The Country School: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 20


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 13, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Alexander Marshall, Don Yoder, Amos Long Jr., Susanna Brinton, Edna Eby Heller, George L. Moore, Phil R. Jack Jul 1964

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 13, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Alexander Marshall, Don Yoder, Amos Long Jr., Susanna Brinton, Edna Eby Heller, George L. Moore, Phil R. Jack

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Stoneware: Stepchild of Early Pottery
• The Days of Auld Lang Syne
• Grout-Kootch, Coldframe, and Hotbed
• Memories of Three Spring Farm
• Folk Festival Program
• Saffron Cookery
• My Childhood Games
• Western Pennsylvania Epitaphs


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 9, No. 3, Earl F. Robacker, Frances Lichten, William H. Newell, John Cummings, Mary Jane Hershey, Don Yoder Jul 1958

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 9, No. 3, Earl F. Robacker, Frances Lichten, William H. Newell, John Cummings, Mary Jane Hershey, Don Yoder

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Pennsylvania Chalkware
• John Landis: "Author and Artist and Oriental Tourist"
• Schuylkill Folktales
• Painted Chests from Bucks County
• A Study of the Dress of the (Old) Mennonites of the Franconia Conference 1700-1953
• Research Needs in Pennsylvania Church History
• About the Authors


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 9, No. 2, Alfred L. Shoemaker, Vincent R. Tortora, John F. Morman, Earl F. Robacker, Howard H. Brinton, John Cummings, Edna Eby Heller, Phil R. Jack, Andrew S. Berky Apr 1958

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 9, No. 2, Alfred L. Shoemaker, Vincent R. Tortora, John F. Morman, Earl F. Robacker, Howard H. Brinton, John Cummings, Edna Eby Heller, Phil R. Jack, Andrew S. Berky

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Barracks
• The Courtship and Wedding Practices of the Old Order Amish
• Rufus A. Grider
• Knife, Fork and Spoon: A Collector's Problem
• Quaker Meeting-Houses
• The Bannister-back Chair
• Pies in Dutchland
• Amusements in Rural Homes Around the Big and Little Mahoning Creeks, 1870-1912
• About the Authors
• Buckskin or Sackcloth? A Glance at the Clothing Once Worn by the Schwenkfelders in Pennsylvania