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The Forest Seer's Almanac: Seasonal Cycles And The Artist-Naturalist Archetype, Leigha Meredith Jan 2019

The Forest Seer's Almanac: Seasonal Cycles And The Artist-Naturalist Archetype, Leigha Meredith

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

The Forest Seer’s Almanac is a handcrafted collaboration of book-arts and the environmental sciences. Documenting my discoveries studying ecology and geology in the field, this book pays homage to the writings and sketches of early naturalists and the descriptive sciences. Watercolor illustrations and a curation of eco-poetry accompany essays tied to my experiences through the changing seasons. Each chapter relates empirical scientific research to archetypal symbols in nature while calling on environmental themes such as ecological succession, wildlife monitoring, and climate change. By bridging the arts, sciences, and other modes of processing the world, I aim to bridge a ...


Creating An Alien Visual Communication System, Josh Brdicko Jan 2018

Creating An Alien Visual Communication System, Josh Brdicko

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

In most major successful science fiction movie and video game franchises, there is commonly a form of a foreign visual communication system that either consciously or subconsciously aids in the viewer's experience. I have found that these “alien languages” enhance the authenticity of the world of a film or game by providing it with a sense of reality and depth. When designed with a purpose and implemented with intent, these languages can spawn excitement and enthusiasm about the franchise that could not be achieved by any other means. For this research project, I set out to develop my own ...


Beyond Boundaries-Interacting With Unfamiliar Material, Ari Kim Jan 2017

Beyond Boundaries-Interacting With Unfamiliar Material, Ari Kim

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Throughout my experience at the University of Iowa, as art student, I have more focused on how materials form in different visual language. During my final semester, I made a shift to Sculptural work and interested in materials. Instead of drawing on a paper, I psychologically and physically interacted with found materials. With these ideas, my overall goal for this project was to experiment with screen print that I had never done that before. Instead of having a plan to have a print, I depended on what new medium and materials would influence on me.


Impressionistic Renaissance, Elinor K. Krieger-Coble Jan 2016

Impressionistic Renaissance, Elinor K. Krieger-Coble

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

The purpose of this project was to move from the renaissance drawing and painting style that I use and begin to understand and display an understanding of the Impressionist hand as well as mindset in my art. During the last year, I have become obsessed with the Impressionists and how they portray the world. Thus, I have begun working more directly on my paintings, not relying as much on my renaissance under-paintings as I am relying on my eye, emotions, and what I have been learning about these artists through literature that describes their lives as well as they way ...


Dear Bees, I Love You., Dakota Keller Jan 2016

Dear Bees, I Love You., Dakota Keller

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Dear Bees, I love you, is a project about working with honey bees and making art with them. Installing hand made notes into the hive allow for the hive to respond in their most bee-like way to a human gesture. Together, it has become an inter-species art project about how to learn to love and respect each other. A mock hive was built for the gallery space with recorded live hive sounds and scented with a crock pot full of unprocessed wax and honey. Guests were encouraged to drop their own written notes into the hive as a way to ...


The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith Dec 2015

The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

This essay describes an in-progress arts-based dissertation project that attempts “visual life writing” (Sinner & Owen, 2011) as photographic memoir. Spanning several years to date, the series addresses the idea of visually archiving the self through an everyday photographic ritual. Ruminations on loss, presence/absence, and the passage of time are given creative and emotional consideration from behind the camera. Through narrative reflections on my experiences as an artist, teacher, and researcher, the process of art-making is brought alongside the images themselves. Drawing as its subject matter selected scenes, encounters, and objects from everyday life, I share how the project came ...


Fountain Of Domition, Hannah Scates Jan 2010

Fountain Of Domition, Hannah Scates

School of Art and Art History Student Publications

No abstract provided.


Larissa Nymphaeum, Hannah Scates Jan 2010

Larissa Nymphaeum, Hannah Scates

School of Art and Art History Student Publications

No abstract provided.


Terrace Of Domition, Hannah Scates Jan 2010

Terrace Of Domition, Hannah Scates

School of Art and Art History Student Publications

No abstract provided.