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Compost Rich Of Resistance: Wayfinding In Tel Aviv And Jerusalem, Taylor K. Miller May 2018

Compost Rich Of Resistance: Wayfinding In Tel Aviv And Jerusalem, Taylor K. Miller

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

It is not common to travel to a region searching for what is wrong and askew. But this is precisely how I move through greater Palestine-Israel each time I visit. Explosions and incessant pummeling have forced the sidewalks and retaining walls to heave–Styrofoam slabs serve as an equally hasty and hideous shim. But in this, there is hope. Even where the sidewalk momentarily ends–likely that in just a few months a new road, deeper into the West Bank will be built–it is glaring that these foundations are laid at an unsustainable pace. In a land where the ...


Enhancing Handbag Design Through Anti-Counterfeit Technology, Kylie R. Carroll Jan 2018

Enhancing Handbag Design Through Anti-Counterfeit Technology, Kylie R. Carroll

Undergraduate Research Posters

In recent years, the presence of counterfeit goods has become a $600 billion global industry, encompassing markets ranging from designer luxury goods to pharmaceuticals. This paper identifies the threat that this increased counterfeit presence poses on the high-end handbag market. Increased counterfeit quality is significantly contributing to the deception of consumers when attempting to purchase authentic designer handbags. In response to this increased threat, numerous designer brands have begun to adopt anti-counterfeit technologies with both track-and-trace and authentication agendas, to enhance the security of their products against the counterfeit industry. Several variations of anti-counterfeit solutions exist, and this paper specifically ...


Abjection And Vision, Brianna Perry Jan 2018

Abjection And Vision, Brianna Perry

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

I am currently researching medieval Christian mysticism and Black Hoodoo. Both traditions are founded upon a more involved relationship with the body and spirit. The herbalism, magic and superstition involved in the Black Hoodoo tradition have served as means of resistance among Black Americans. In light of the Tuskegee Airman incident, Black Americans’ doubt of the white medical establishment has increased. In a world dominated by reason and logic, magic makes less and less sense. The role of mystics provided new opportunities and fulfillment for medieval women, who found their voices through articulating and illustrating their visions. Visions primarily served ...


Geometric Serendipity, Dakota Becker Jan 2018

Geometric Serendipity, Dakota Becker

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

The central focus of my practice is the serendipitous exploration into geometry, symmetry, design, and color. I have found more and more that the affinity I have for hard-edge geometric abstraction is a deeper reflection of the way in which I process my thoughts and surroundings. In the past year, I have sought to challenge myself by questioning the core of my practice and pushing it to go beyond its individual elements. In this way, I seek to create work that is more than its parts. As a result, I have become more purposeful with my designs and push both ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Kiku, Yufei Zheng Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Kiku, Yufei Zheng

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Yufei Zheng- Kiku

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.

Yufei Zheng, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Kiku pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The contemporary Kiku motif only depicted on the outline of the ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Marble, Camryn Carels Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Marble, Camryn Carels

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Camryn Carels – Marble

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.

Camryn Carels, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Marble pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The process of making the marble pattern is called “Marbling”. This ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Family Tradition, Kyra Gilchrist Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Family Tradition, Kyra Gilchrist

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Kyra Gilchrist – Family Tradition

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.

Kyra Gilchrist, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Family Tradition pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Anything can be considered damask as long as it ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Fruit Tree, Caitlin Sammons Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Fruit Tree, Caitlin Sammons

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Caitlin Sammons – Fruit Tree

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.

Caitlin Sammons, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Fruit Tree pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“This textile, made in 1961, was heavily influenced by ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Marigold, Emily Ballentine Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Marigold, Emily Ballentine

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Emily Ballentine - Marigold

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.

Emily Ballentine, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Marigold pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The sample of Marigold was screen-printed at Bradbury and Bradbury. Screen ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Kaleidoscope, Tamara Bowen Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Kaleidoscope, Tamara Bowen

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Tamara Bowen- Kaleidoscope

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.

Tamara Bowen, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Kaleidoscope pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Frank Lloyd Wright designed this pattern with the intention of selling ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Bogolanfini, Kassiah Skipwith Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Bogolanfini, Kassiah Skipwith

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Kassiah Skipwith – Bogolanfini

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.

Kassiah Skipwith, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Bogolanfini pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“During the time period when the fabric was only available where ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Cusp, Audrey Paiva Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Cusp, Audrey Paiva

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Audrey Paiva – Cusp

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.

Audrey Paiva, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Cusp pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The main shapes used in Athos Bulcao’s work are circle ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Who's Afraid Of St. Luke, Bella Ayer Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Who's Afraid Of St. Luke, Bella Ayer

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Bella Ayer – Who’s Afraid of St. Luke

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.

Bella Ayer, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Who’s Afraid of St. Luke pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Tivoli, Candice Duncan Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Tivoli, Candice Duncan

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Candice Duncan - Tivoli

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.

Candice Duncan, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Tivoli pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Tivoli was designed for the Heal’s fabric in 1967 as ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Quatrefoil, Yoon Chae Lee Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Quatrefoil, Yoon Chae Lee

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Yoon Chae Lee – Quatrefoil

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.

Yoon Chae Lee, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Quatrefoil pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Quatrefoil is one of the good examples that still ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Inlay, Amanda Gill Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Inlay, Amanda Gill

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Amanda Gill – Inlay

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.

Amanda Gill, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Inlay pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Inlay is constructed using an end-on-end nylon warp. This means that ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Golden Age, Michael Rogers Jan 2018

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Golden Age, Michael Rogers

Pattern Research Project

2018 Pattern Research Project

Michael Rogers – Golden Age

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.

Michael Rogers, VCU Interior Design BFA 2021, selected the Golden Age pattern for the 2018 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“This pattern was intended as a piece of both ...


Genderfail: The Queer Ethics Of Dissemination, Brett E. Suemnicht Jan 2018

Genderfail: The Queer Ethics Of Dissemination, Brett E. Suemnicht

Theses and Dissertations

My research is centered upon my ongoing project GenderFail, a publishing and programming initiative featuring the perspectives of queer and trans people and people of color. GenderFail: The Queer Ethics of Dissemination is a collection of writings on queer collaboration, archiving as a collective act, and publishing as a site of queer community. The following text also illustrates the importance of creating and maintaining an intersectional platform as a non-binary white queer subject. I examine and define the role of “queer identity” in my own work while mapping the history of failure by white queers, including myself, in the of ...


The Pond, Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik Jan 2018

The Pond, Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik

Theses and Dissertations

A collection of creative texts written concurrently with the creation of the artist’s thesis exhibition. A range of written forms coexist - poetry, prose, and dialogue - to open up the narrative and emotional space of the visual work. The text emerges from the point-of-view of different voices, describing experiences and body states that hinge upon the physical and conceptual space of the pond. Amphibiousness offers a gateway to a state of becoming and transformation. Some of the following texts appear in video works by the artist.


Polyanthroponemia: A Pursuit Of Mystery, Magdolene Dykstra Jan 2018

Polyanthroponemia: A Pursuit Of Mystery, Magdolene Dykstra

Theses and Dissertations

I wish I could believe in something. Having grown up in a religious household, I have continually teetered between faith and doubt. Landscapes seen and unseen are my last source of awe; here my doubt is suspended – for a moment. Using unfired clay, I create alternate landscapes inspired by sublime philosophy. The sublime experience is born in a sense of amazement linked to fear of something beyond our understanding or control. The amazing intricacy of microbiology, a whole universe existing alongside and inside us, fascinates me. The abundance of unfamiliar life in my work triggers a cautious curiosity. My imagined ...


Onlone 00:00, Junyun Chen Jan 2018

Onlone 00:00, Junyun Chen

Theses and Dissertations

Being alone is not the only definition of loneliness. Loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by a lot of people, especially in the virtual online world. Our digital devices play an important role in connecting everyone together without the restriction of time and space. Communication became more and more convenient in this era. Mostly we are digitally connected, but sometimes, we are mentally disconnected. We are online and together in this virtual world, but loneliness is always a never ended situation that we are suffering from. As a visual communicator, My works focus on using performance as an approach ...


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.


Ultrasound—Re:Viewing Bodies, Minjee Jeon Jan 2018

Ultrasound—Re:Viewing Bodies, Minjee Jeon

Theses and Dissertations

A medical evaluation of physical impairment imposes the additional burden of “labeling” the patient with the condition. The binary nature of the normal versus abnormal label emphasizes difference and can lead to trauma. Understanding differences, however, can lead to the generation of new forms and thus, more sensitive differentiation and representation. Tension is created by exploring different bodily forms—a dialectic between form and essence. I am designing a space that visualizes and illuminates difference as a source of trauma and amplifying the tension by comparing figures that represent varying degrees of normalcy. This forms a critique of idealized form ...


My Eyes Due See, Johannes J. Barfield Jan 2018

My Eyes Due See, Johannes J. Barfield

Theses and Dissertations

My Eyes Due See is a multidimensional examination of the “black experience” in America. The installation is composed of a single-channel video, a music composition that utilizes music samples and live instrumentation, and sculptures made up of car parts and broomsedge grass. Each of these elements arranged in space share a nuanced and complicated view of blackness through the lens of a black man decoding personal history and American history simultaneously. Autonomy is the overarching theme throughout the work as it pertains to race, identity, urban and rural environments, and the relationship between generational trauma and nostalgia.


Escapism: Indulging In Daydreams, Tanruk Pairoj-Boriboon Jan 2018

Escapism: Indulging In Daydreams, Tanruk Pairoj-Boriboon

Theses and Dissertations

A fantasy world, that exists only in our minds, provides us a place where we can mentally escape from everyday reality. Escapism, such as indulging in daydreams, allows us to experience comfort and makes us feel safe, eliminating feelings of insecurity and vulnerability.

This study aims to use playfulness and reverie as a tool to access and confront mental discomforts. Transforming disturbing situations into an experience of reverie; a correction of unsatisfying reality, by converting a solid component of the real world into a desirable infinite form will provide alternative viewpoints.

Throughout my work, this method has been employed to ...


Designing School Community: Changing Inner-City Middle School Culture Through Interiors, Rachel A. Ramey Jan 2018

Designing School Community: Changing Inner-City Middle School Culture Through Interiors, Rachel A. Ramey

Theses and Dissertations

While the knowledge of disrepair in inner-city schools is fairly common, the impact that school facilities are having on students and faculty is not as widely known. More recently, the closing of inner city schools has greatly increased across the United States; Reduction in public school enrollment from 2006-2013: Detroit -63%, Cleveland -32%, Indianapolis -27%, D.C. -23%, L.A. -23%,etc. (Journey For Justice Alliance,2014).

Due to budget cuts, threat of school closings from poor facility conditions, large class size, and pressure to raise test scores, inner city schools struggle to keep teachers (Journey For Justice Alliance,2014 ...


Gender Beyond Binary, Sidra Zubairi Jan 2018

Gender Beyond Binary, Sidra Zubairi

Theses and Dissertations

Transgender individuals challenge the binary definition of gender accepted in Pakistani society and as a result, Pakistan’s transgender community is highly marginalized. Pakistani society regards transgender individuals as “abnormal,” because their physical appearance and behavior fail to conform with conventional expectations. Based on contextual research and interviews conducted with transgender individuals in Pakistan, my thesis explores the obstacles transgender individuals face in the course of everyday survival. My research responds to the physical realities of being transgender in Pakistani society and analyzes cultural norms associated with gender, which trigger harassment. By designing transformable apparel for these individuals, informed by ...


After The Big Wind Stops I See Gentle Waves, Eunji (Jubee) Lee Jan 2018

After The Big Wind Stops I See Gentle Waves, Eunji (Jubee) Lee

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis covers my reflections on the inspirations and the motivations behind selected works including my candidacy exhibition; Resonance and my thesis exhibition; after the big wind stops I see gentle waves. It contains my life throughout my MFA studies and the development of my art practice. Through its story-within-a-story method of narration and my describing streams of my thoughts, I am attempting to explain the processes of my development and the discoveries I have made, the little things in my daily life, and the big turning points that inspired me. My work and this document have been strongly determined ...


In Media Res, Christopher Andrew Sisk Jan 2018

In Media Res, Christopher Andrew Sisk

Theses and Dissertations

We are inundated by a constant feed of media that responds and adapts in real time to the impulses of our psyches and the dimensions of our devices. Beneath the surface, this stream of information is directed by hidden, automated controls and steered by political agendas. The transmission of information has evolved into a spiral of entropy, and the boundaries between author, content, platform, and receiver have blurred. This reductive space of responsive media is a catalyst for immense political and cultural change, causing us to question our notions of authority, truth, and reality.


A Personal Approach To Landscape: Empathy, Sentiment, And The Environment's Representation In Tumultuous Times, Lauren Hensens Jan 2018

A Personal Approach To Landscape: Empathy, Sentiment, And The Environment's Representation In Tumultuous Times, Lauren Hensens

Theses and Dissertations

My work approaches the multitude of personal experience within the landscape, considering its cultural representation, aiming to give the environment agency within these tumultuous times. The following text is a personal narrative, realizing the many lenses through which a landscape can be experienced, including analyses of artists, writers, and musicians who have represented landscape through their own individuality.