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“Apoleptic” Ironies And “Accident-Ed” Realities: World War I And Berlin Dada Photomontage, Barbara L. Miller Oct 2018

“Apoleptic” Ironies And “Accident-Ed” Realities: World War I And Berlin Dada Photomontage, Barbara L. Miller

Dada/Surrealism

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Fielding Questions, Michelle C. Moode May 2018

Fielding Questions, Michelle C. Moode

Theses and Dissertations

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Artists' Book / The Kojiki Or Records Of Ancient Matters, -The Story Of Ancient Japan-, Kazumi Wilds May 2018

Artists' Book / The Kojiki Or Records Of Ancient Matters, -The Story Of Ancient Japan-, Kazumi Wilds

Theses and Dissertations

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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 ...


Courage Project, Emilie C. Sommers Jan 2018

Courage Project, Emilie C. Sommers

University of Iowa Engaged Social Innovation Capstones

The Courage Project uses art as a mechanism to help middle school girls feel empowered by developing their sense of identity, connection to community, and influence of kindness within their lives. Designed as an eight week empowerment workshop for up to ten 6th-9th grade girls, the Courage Project uses printmaking-based curriculum to explore identity, community, and kindness in creative ways. Working with community partner United Action for Youth and Arts Specialist Lauren Linahon, the Courage Project met for eight, hour-and-a-half long workshops at UAY’s downtown Youth Center. An introductory session was followed by two sessions focused on community, two ...


Rhythmic Collage, Jasmine Woolery Jan 2018

Rhythmic Collage, Jasmine Woolery

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

I researched the applications of video to still-frame art. This project attempts to bridge the gap between photography, animation, collage, and video art. The final piece became a mode of video art that I call rhythmic collage. The idea of collage carries the implication of found or appropriated images. I took found images from stock photos labeled for reuse and screenshots from Google street view. The sound was appropriated from other online sources and edited. The different buildings were digitally cut out and layered on top of the landscape background. The chosen pacing was inspired by the game ‘Tetris’. The ...


Sewing And Reminiscence, Yukun Hao Jan 2018

Sewing And Reminiscence, Yukun Hao

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Traditionally, jewelry/metal artists were mostly limited to using enamel or patina to enrich their pieces. Nowadays, in the contemporary jewelry/metal art world, artists are free to bring new organic or synthetic materials and textures into their works. Throughout my experience working with metals, I have been interested in exploring this new approach; combining traditional metal techniques with updated, organic materials. This interest inspired me to create a project where I could incorporate threads with copper by using hand sewing, rather than modern techniques. My plan for this project was to create a piece, which included hollowed-out geometric shapes ...


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 ...


Underwater Soldier, Ana J. Hosier Jan 2018

Underwater Soldier, Ana J. Hosier

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

The goal of my honors project was to research, learn and challenge myself to hand build an approximation of an almost life size figurative sculpture of a Terracotta Soldier that would be a foundation for the regeneration of coral. Previously, my ceramic endeavors had not included pieces this large of size, nor one of a figure. I began creating abstract coral pieces because of my strong belief in advocating against the destruction of the coral ecosystem in part due to the effects of global warming. My project is an effort to illustrate this theme and also gave me an opportunity ...


Wood Is Soft, Youtian Duan Jan 2018

Wood Is Soft, Youtian Duan

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

The subject of my research project is exploring different wood bending techniques and using solid wood to make a piece of furniture that combines coat hangers and benches. I have had several experiences in utilizing technology for making the furniture pieces. In this project, I will be exploring how to do manual woodworking instead of working with a CNC machine. I have always admired skilled hand craftsmen, and I am very excited about this first opportunity to take advantage of this research to learn more about woodworking hand skills.


Poker Cards For The Color Blind, Xindi Dai Jan 2018

Poker Cards For The Color Blind, Xindi Dai

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Color, an important element in human activities, exists in almost every aspect of our daily life. People obey traffic signals by looking at red, yellow, and green lights; a bathroom is indicated as vacant or engagedby looking fora green or redsign. However, color blind people have disability in identifying all these above. There are 3 types of color blindness and in 2007, there were 330,000,000 color blind people worldwide, almost 5% of the world’s population. In the macroscopic view, color blind people have difficulties with transportation and communication. In the microscopic view, they also have a hard ...


What Is It Made Of?, Yuyang Guo Jan 2018

What Is It Made Of?, Yuyang Guo

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

People often have strong opinions and preferences on colors. We associate colors with specific objects, occasions, and emotions subconsciously, but our relationships with colors are more than the preconceptions. This project is aimed at evoking viewers’ individual associations and experiences with colors by providing them with sets of uncommon yet somewhat plausible combination of colors and objects. I will be exploring new forms and building techniques while making the project. To realize this, I chose three to four items for each of the eight basic colors that I included based on a web quiz and my own interpretations. I used ...


Bike Veil Bride, Asa Crowe Jan 2018

Bike Veil Bride, Asa Crowe

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Endurance and durational art are genres of performance art associated with intermedia in which the artist puts themself through some level of trial, in the case of durational art, for an extended period of time. A widely known example is The Artist Is Present by Marina Abramović, who silently sat in MoMA for hundreds of hours as over a thousand visitors took turns sitting across from her. As an intermedia student, I wanted to experiment with endurance art for the first time to figure out how it might develop my practice. American wedding culture is arguably consumerist, exhibitionist, and a ...


Memories, Bonnie Duong Jan 2018

Memories, Bonnie Duong

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This research included learning how to make an accordion book where I explored the integration between graphic design, printmaking and bookbinding. My topic of the book shares my passion for storytelling and draws from childhood memories of spending time in my parents’ family business where the dining room furniture acted as my playhouse. It was a meticulous undertaking but I value the time consuming process and demand for bookbinding. The illustration and process of assembling the book was cathartic to realize this furniture was like my home. I hope to continue to explore bookbinding and printmaking and how it can ...


Attempting To Reinvent The Wheel, Jared Brdicko Jan 2018

Attempting To Reinvent The Wheel, Jared Brdicko

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Rebranding can be a difficult and often highly scrutinized process, but if the brand facing this change is well known and beloved it becomes an even trickier path to navigate. For this research project I decided to confront this idea headon to see how challenging it truly is to reinvent an established and cherished brand. Initially I had to determine a company who already has effective branding that is admired by the masses. After making a list of half a dozen companies I finally landed on Target because of their stellar existing brand, instantly making this project an uphill battle ...