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Moving Pictures, Melissa Ann Mcclure Jan 1992

Moving Pictures, Melissa Ann Mcclure

Dissertations and Theses

My thesis work includes 10 large drawings that explore the narrative qualities of line movement. I use line in these drawings as a recording device to document both the physical activity of the process and the personal experience that the lines represent. Through this work I attempt to develop a language of visual imagery that is autobiographical in nature. A system of personal symbols and recurring forms make up the structure of this visual vocabulary. Line movement and rhythm provides a sense of the dialog.


Snake River : A Personal Search, Eva Havas Slinker Jan 1990

Snake River : A Personal Search, Eva Havas Slinker

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis includes twenty landscape paintings, primarily oil on canvas, inspired by a trip to the Hell's Canyon Country of the Snake River.

The search for a personal idiom necessitated introspection, and the visual interpretation of the recalled experience required that formal issues of painting be synthesized to communicate the essential response to the landscape. The images progress from the depiction of deep space to compositions of the component parts of the landscape: trees, water, and rock.


An Exploration Of Some Aspects Of Mystery, Terry Foster Thompson Jan 1990

An Exploration Of Some Aspects Of Mystery, Terry Foster Thompson

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis project consists of twenty-four paintings, drawings and lithographs dealing with three sub-themes of the larger subject of mystery: the mystery of existence; the mystery of religion; the mystery of the unknown. These themes are explored through manipulations of light, color, compositional arrangement and painting and drawing techniques.


Torso As Ceramic Vessel, Richard Garrett Masterson Jan 1990

Torso As Ceramic Vessel, Richard Garrett Masterson

Dissertations and Theses

The ceramic forms in this thesis project represent a study of the sculptural and figurative qualities of the ceramic process. This study includes a search for a personal form language, development of the slab construction technique, and development of a glazed surface appropriate to the work. The subject of the work is the human torso, with the vessel-like forms focusing on the core of the body as a metaphor for the core of the human spirit.


Some Visual Issues Of Painting : An Exploration Of The Painting Process, Barbara Leedy Branham Jan 1989

Some Visual Issues Of Painting : An Exploration Of The Painting Process, Barbara Leedy Branham

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Art: Painting.


Dudelsacks : Sculptural Extensions In Blown Glass, Cristine C. Corcoran Jan 1989

Dudelsacks : Sculptural Extensions In Blown Glass, Cristine C. Corcoran

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis project consists of 19 sculptures. The medium is hot blown glass. The work interprets and extends the visual and metaphorical qualities of bagpipes. The utilization of the German dudelsack references the playful improvisational nature of these international and culturally diverse forms.


Things Seen And Remembered, Charlien Dee Fitzpatrick Jan 1989

Things Seen And Remembered, Charlien Dee Fitzpatrick

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis project consists of twenty oil paintings and watercolors. It is a series of visual problems based on work from direct observation as opposed to work from imagination. The concern is to show how the works from observed nature affect the imaginary pieces and how the imaginary works lend unexpected elements to the observed works. With a particular interest in color, visual energy, and painterly form, the project shows how these two avenues of exploration start out separately and eventually blend.


Enhanced Realism In The Development Of My Painting, Zifan Qian Jan 1989

Enhanced Realism In The Development Of My Painting, Zifan Qian

Dissertations and Theses

It is a basic truth that the artist must have independent experience and personality in order to create art from life. Combining a traditional realistic style with some elements of abstract composition fits my personality. My paintings represent a pursuit of this idea that is the enhanced realism in the development of my painting.


Bronze Casting By The Lost Wax Method Employing Mixed Media, Donna M. Pickett Jan 1987

Bronze Casting By The Lost Wax Method Employing Mixed Media, Donna M. Pickett

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is for a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Seven Dyads, Donovan Peterson Jan 1987

Seven Dyads, Donovan Peterson

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is for a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


The Formal Language Of Nonobjective Art, Gwen M. Erickson Jan 1986

The Formal Language Of Nonobjective Art, Gwen M. Erickson

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


Transparent Landscape, Elizabeth Harris Jan 1985

Transparent Landscape, Elizabeth Harris

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is for a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and features the work of Elizabeth Harris.


Synergism Of Substance And Emotion, Carolyn Jean Mills Jan 1984

Synergism Of Substance And Emotion, Carolyn Jean Mills

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis features the work of Carolyn Jeans Mills for a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Overgrown Geometry, Connie Earnshaw Jan 1984

Overgrown Geometry, Connie Earnshaw

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics.


Jewelry From The Environment, Douglas Lawrence Kollmeyer Jan 1984

Jewelry From The Environment, Douglas Lawrence Kollmeyer

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis deals with the development of a body of my own creative work and the teaching of jewelry-working in the secondary schools. Emphasis in both instances was given to the use of the natural environment as a stimulus for design ideas. The philosophy of nature as art forms has been the focus of my creative endeavors for several years. This lead to the design and completion of jewelry, flatware, and holloware in this study. Knowledge gained in my work experiences formed the basis and background of the presentation of these skills to secondary students.


Photo-Realist Portraiture, Elaine R. Fleskes Jan 1984

Photo-Realist Portraiture, Elaine R. Fleskes

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


Image Development Through Process, Jean Handwerk Lee Jan 1983

Image Development Through Process, Jean Handwerk Lee

Dissertations and Theses

A Thesis Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


Images From The Horse Heavens, David Thornock Jan 1983

Images From The Horse Heavens, David Thornock

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is for a Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


A Harmony Of Opposites, Patricia Reppenhagen Jan 1983

A Harmony Of Opposites, Patricia Reppenhagen

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is for a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and feature the work and words of Patricia Reppenhagen.


The Pursuit Of Form, Robert Allen Anderson Jan 1982

The Pursuit Of Form, Robert Allen Anderson

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis includes the work of Robert Allen Anderson for a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Adjustable Systems In Wood, James Richard True Jan 1982

Adjustable Systems In Wood, James Richard True

Dissertations and Theses

A Thesis Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Transparent Sculptures, Lithographs, And Watercolors : A Personal Response To The Natural World, Stephan Spencer Soihl Jan 1981

Transparent Sculptures, Lithographs, And Watercolors : A Personal Response To The Natural World, Stephan Spencer Soihl

Dissertations and Theses

The group of works that I am presenting as my Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition is a selection of my best work from the past three years. It is made up of two different artistic forms: fairly small sculptures comprised of aluminum channel and plexiglas, on the one hand, and lithographs and watercolors, on the other.


An Introduction To Black And White Lithography : Two Alternatives To The Stone, Carolyn Brookhart Jan 1981

An Introduction To Black And White Lithography : Two Alternatives To The Stone, Carolyn Brookhart

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis describes two lithographic techniques that may be used to introduce black and white lithography to beginning art students. Aluminum plate and paper lithography are two relatively low cost and safe lithographic methods suitable for schools with limited budgets and limited space.

It is recommended that the instructor interested in teaching the two processes described in this thesis have some previous experience in lithography.


Toward Improvisation, Sandra Janeen Howe Jan 1981

Toward Improvisation, Sandra Janeen Howe

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


Reconstructions : Humor Through The Use Of Ambiguous Images And Color, Karl J. Ross Jan 1981

Reconstructions : Humor Through The Use Of Ambiguous Images And Color, Karl J. Ross

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Stone Sculpture, Laura P. Bogdan Jan 1981

Stone Sculpture, Laura P. Bogdan

Dissertations and Theses

A terminal project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Floral Imagery, Vicki L. Clarke Jan 1980

Floral Imagery, Vicki L. Clarke

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis includes the work of Vicki L. Clarke for a Masters in Fine Arts.


Integration, Judy Lee Vogland Jan 1980

Integration, Judy Lee Vogland

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


Paintings And Drawings, Anita M. Jones Jan 1980

Paintings And Drawings, Anita M. Jones

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


Pictoforms, Ellen Birnbaum Jan 1979

Pictoforms, Ellen Birnbaum

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Fine Arts in Art.