Symbols In Sketchbooks, 2023 The University of Akron
Symbols In Sketchbooks, Diana Rice
Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects
My installation is an expression of the sketchbook in the sense that it is an object bound by time. Specifically, it is the assemblage of time, cognition, and the materiality of the sketchbook. The installation consists of various sized papers interlinked by tied thread. On the papers are drawings and sketches arranged in proximity to other sketches that are the inspiration or iteration of one another. Thus, a web of evolution is created. This project is an exploration of how images are created and evolved, such as symbols, and how the material construction and physical presentation of the installation affects …
Ms-288: Creation And Preservation Of Martin Puryear’S Sentinel, 2022 Gettysburg College
Ms-288: Creation And Preservation Of Martin Puryear’S Sentinel, Merlyn I. Maldonado Lopez
All Finding Aids
This collection includes records from Gettysburg College’s application process to the NEA, the selection process of the artist, images from the installation process of Sentinel, correspondence and an interview with Martin Puryear, newspaper cutouts of Sentinel’s reception. As well as records from Molly Hutton’s efforts to seek awareness and funding for the preservation and conservation of Sentinel in the early 2000s. Records from the application for an assessment award under Save Outdoor Sculpture! (SOS!), and a manuscript for a story on Sentinel to be featured in the GETTYSBURG alumni magazine are also included.
Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids …
Entities: A Field Of Imaginary Games, 2022 Louisiana State University
Entities: A Field Of Imaginary Games, Thrasyvoulos Ioannis Kalaitzidis
LSU Master's Theses
With this body of work, I am looking for visual symbols that help communicate unuttered meanings through storytelling and stimulate an affectual response to the viewer. This exploration is presented in two different forms: a surreal sculptural installation and a board game. The installation consists of large-scale sculptures made from light and soft materials (polyurethane foam, plastic waste, paper) that are available to move inside the gallery, while the board game is presented as a set of 3D prints with instructions on how the participants can play it. The materials used in the installation suggest a way to transform waste …
Cultural Formation Of Place: Making Yourself At Home, 2022 Southern Methodist University
Cultural Formation Of Place: Making Yourself At Home, Olivia Arratia
Art Theses and Dissertations
The environment you grow up in can become a pivotal part of your existence. The sights, smells, people, and places you experience every day can transform the way you see the world. Growing up in a Mexican-American household has brought its own set of experiences that have made me the artist I am today. I am one of many contemporary artists building on the foundations of their heritage and the Chicano movement. I am also a Mexican-American artist expanding the identity and extending the legacy in the 21st century. This paper will investigate how Mexican-American heritage has influenced my artistic …
Nest, 2022 James Madison University
Nest, Camillia Elci
Masters Theses, 2020-current
The major themes in this body of work are time and layers. These themes are linked by the materiality of the work. Intentional destruction and recreation, perpetually. The work is constantly being made, destroyed, and remade. It is always partly past and partly future. Nest is a self portrait displaying objects acquired and made over the past several years.
A Performance Evaluation Of Architectural Coatings To Preserve Aerosol Paint On Concrete, 2022 Clemson University
A Performance Evaluation Of Architectural Coatings To Preserve Aerosol Paint On Concrete, Riley Morris
The growing movement of assigning cultural and heritage value to graffiti and street art is one without a preservation solution to ensure the longevity of these works in-situ in an outdoor environment. The goal of this thesis was to provide a comprehensive evaluation of six architectural topcoats’ performance when applied as a conservation treatment to outdoor aerosol graffiti and street art on concrete substrate. An artist’s quality, durable, color-fast spray-paint was applied to twenty-eight concrete test panels to mimic the application of graffiti or street art. Six topcoats, Prosoco SC-1, Prosoco Gloss n’ Guard WB, Keim Faceal Oleo HD®, Keim …
Echoes Of Home, 2022 East Tennessee State University
Echoes Of Home, Hanna Traynham
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The artist discusses her Master of Fine Arts exhibition, Echoes of Home, held at the Tipton Gallery in Johnson City, Tennessee on display March 15 through April 8, 2022. The author provides insight into concepts and influences relating to the creation of the exhibition with perspective on her intimate connection with place and memory.
The exhibit features five installations addressing home, elusive memory, and the change and continuity of cultural traditions over time. The works consist of a series of large-scale wild clay vessels, gestural clay bookends, a wall installation of cups with a line drawing, suspended porcelain slabs, …
The Met Costume Institute: Evolution, Metamorphosis, And Cultural Phenomenon, 2022 University of Rhode Island
The Met Costume Institute: Evolution, Metamorphosis, And Cultural Phenomenon, Shelby Kanski
Senior Honors Projects
No abstract provided.
A Place To Call Our Own, 2022 Ohio University - Main Campus
A Place To Call Our Own, Todd Jones
Art + Design Masters Theses
A Place To Call Our Own explores residual cultural memory through the detritus of the ever decreasing life cycle of our identity-driven attention economy. Through processes of archaeological curation, accretion, and excavation, I create new objects that query the values of our current socio-political positions and examine implications for sustainability.
Discarded and mistint house paints are manifestations of culture as they are forgotten in basements, garages, closets, and left behind by previous owners. Mistint house paints are orphaned in hardware stores by customers who are not satisfied with their original color choices or when the store fails to create the …
Application Of Innovative Solutions In The Exposition Of Samarkand Museums, 2022 National Institute of Arts and Design named after Kamoliddin Behzod
Application Of Innovative Solutions In The Exposition Of Samarkand Museums, Gulra’No R. Orifjonova
Karakalpak Scientific Journal
This article analyzes the exposition features of Samarkand museums. Samarkand State Joint Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve is famous for its rich collections. The Samarkand museum exposition presents collections of ceramics, carvings, fabrics, embroidery, carpets and clothes covering all regions of Uzbekistan. The museum presents these collections to the public on the basis of innovative solutions using thematic, complex, ensemble methods.
A Different Perspective, 2022 Bridgewater College
A Different Perspective, Courtney Larrick
No abstract provided.
Less Water, More Holy: Tools For Sustainable Ablution, 2022 Virginia Commonwealth University
Less Water, More Holy: Tools For Sustainable Ablution, Faheem Khan
Theses and Dissertations
Prayer is an important part of life for many people, whether it takes the form of meditation or talking to God. Muslims pray five times a day, and before each prayer, they first clean themselves by performing ritual ablution (wudu). The eight-step purification process of wudu cleanses the body from head to toe. The Hadiths of Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim tell us the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ needed just one mudd of water (650ml) to complete wudu, but most people consume many times that amount—four-to-seven liters is more common today.
To visualize and better understand the nature …
Representing The Ali'i And Monarchy: Dress, Diplomacy, And Featherwork In Hawai'i, 2022 Claremont Colleges
Representing The Ali'i And Monarchy: Dress, Diplomacy, And Featherwork In Hawai'i, Tess Anderson
Scripps Senior Theses
When Native Hawaiians and haole (foreigners) first met, both participants belonged to fashion systems unknown to the other, composed of different materials, styles, tastes, standards, and construction techniques. As the outside world was introduced to the cultural heritage of Hawaiian hulu manu (featherwork), kūkaulani (chiefly fashion), and European skewed conceptions of Hawaiian indigeneity; the ali‘i (chiefs) and kama‘āina (commoners) received and adapted to incoming materials, technologies, and information. When these encounters transitioned into “prolonged contact” and settlement, dress and adornment proliferated in new ways. Analyzing the case studies of historic pā‘ū, holokū, ‘ahu'ula, and military uniforms shows the significance of …
A Dumb Mouth From Which The Teeth Have Been Pulled, 2021 CUNY Hunter College
A Dumb Mouth From Which The Teeth Have Been Pulled, Anna Sofie Jespersen
Theses and Dissertations
This paper consists of a series of scenes in which various narratives with proximity to the truth plays out. within it I aim to articulate the dispersed subjectivity and forensic aspects to my work, as well looking at the perverseness in the desire for proximity to the fantasy, utilizing the self as a vehicle of desire.
The Mvohc Project, 2021 Clemson University
The Mvohc Project, Brooke Day
A Mvohc is a Morphic Vessel of Human Consciousness. The Mvohc Project traverses' theories of spatial identity in tandem with creative world-building as a method for examining the intricacies of the human condition and reimagining reality. My creations are designed to promote autonomy over the contemporary world's ever-evolving societal complexities to empower individuals, foster imagination and communication, and create space for positive change. This body of work incorporates fleshy biomorphic sculptures inspired by science fiction, deep-sea marine life, and the human body. The abject creatures are partnered with constructed audio-scapes that encompass the frenzy of an overarching internal monologue, …
The Literary Controversies Of Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Literary Controversies Of Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Victoria Duehring
The Forum: Journal of History
This literary review will focus on Michelangelo’s most significant work of color: the Sistine ceiling. Michelangelo’s work has spawned a plethora of literature, but this paper will focus on three main controversial topics: assistants (or lack thereof), the ignudi’s purpose, and restoration. I will also apply a psycho-historical approach to these controversies and identify potential avenues for future research.
Full Issue, 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Forum: Journal of History
No abstract provided.
Compromised Values: Charlotte Posenenske, 1966–Present, 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Compromised Values: Charlotte Posenenske, 1966–Present, Ian Wallace
Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Fabricated in unlimited series and sold at cost, the sculptures produced by Charlotte Posenenske between 1966 and 1967—modular wall reliefs, interactive cubic structures, and tubular geometric units whose installation requires collective decision making—were meant to confront both the artwork’s commodity status and the limitation of its consumption to a privileged elite. Nevertheless, Posenenske’s work has been effectively recuperated by the art system: first, in the 1980s, through a series of exhibitions and publications organized by her estate; and second, with her inclusion in Documenta 12 in 2007, which reintroduced her work to the market. Since the artist’s death in 1985, …
And All The Things That Grew On The Ground, 2021 James Madison University
And All The Things That Grew On The Ground, Sarah E. Phillips
Masters Theses, 2020-current
This is a document archiving and describing my work for the years 2019-2021 as part of the completion requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree. As a whole, this work investigates the paradox and negotiations of access to the self, the history, and to the landscape you occupy. It asks questions about authorship, valuing, sacred and sacrament, but retains the gravitation, umbilical tie to memoir and narrative. Ritual, habit, and transformational cleansing are recurring themes in the work. Body, breath-- access to the invisible. Preservation of the uncertain. Fragility carries weight, and importance, destruction and negotiation as vessels of …
The Passing Show, 2021 University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Passing Show, Kathryn Fanelli
The Passing Show, examines the interface between contemplative practices and the destabilizing effect of the carnivalesque. A repurposed early 20th century merry-go- round is reconfigured as a conceptual vehicle for renewing our attention to removing hindrances. The site-specific installation, titled Vimoksha, is viewed through the lens of the radical imaginary, investigating notions of karmic inheritance through a heuristic approach to material processes, personal history, kinetics and sound.