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Cultural Formation Of Place: Making Yourself At Home, Olivia Arratia 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 ...


Bare: The Modern Female Nude Uncovered, Tasha A. Determan 2022 University of South Dakota

Bare: The Modern Female Nude Uncovered, Tasha A. Determan

Honors Thesis

My honors thesis criticizes representations of the female nude and advocates for diverse expression of the female body. The research encompasses two series of artwork and a written component examining and reflecting upon the artwork. The first series is Venus of Fruit, which assesses past depictions and associations of the female nude specifically objectification and sexualization in western art. The sculptures are four cast bronze nude figures within an apple, a banana, and a pineapple. The figures are Venuses trapped within nature, beauty, fertility, and sexualization. The second series is Venus Anew, which examines the naked and the nude within ...


Plant Wise, Sophia Llamas 2022 Bowling Green State University

Plant Wise, Sophia Llamas

Honors Projects

Conceptually, Plant Wise is the key to bridging the gap between preconceived ideas about vegan and vegetarianism and successfully integrating plant-based foods into your everyday life. Physically, Plant Wise is a self-educational, interactive booklet chock-full of activities intended for users to complete at their own pace. Inside this 56-page booklet, there are recipes, doodling spaces, weekly check sheets, activities to do with friends and family, challenges, and so much more. Plant Wise utilizes these activities and journaling opportunities throughout as a self-reflective vehicle to give users an experience to reflect on, which aids in the retention of what’s been ...


Toys Are For Adults, John Wippler 2022 Jacksonville State University

Toys Are For Adults, John Wippler

Theses

This paper explores the concept of toys, what they are and for whom they are made. The paper also provides a brief history of designer toys and pop culture, and how pop culture helped fuel the designer toy industry. The psychology of collecting is also referenced, and a direct correlation is made between the act of collecting toys and toy popularity.

The book I wrote is also mentioned and is a vital part of the purpose for the thesis. The book is an introductory guide to resin toymaking and is integral to the expansion of the designer toy community.


The Ghosts Shed Tears, Sarah Jentsch 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Ghosts Shed Tears, Sarah Jentsch

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

Before I was taught what made us different, I thought my brother and I were the same. The only difference between a doe and a buck was the antlers. As I grew, I noticed differences—in the way people spoke to us, in what was expected of us, in the questions we were asked. In what our futures were supposed to look like. The difference between the doe and the buck was still the antlers, but those antlers made one a trophy and the other venison.

Many of my formative experiences I came to understand through animals. My family home ...


Exhibiting Students’ Bound Sketchbooks, Amy Beecham, Courtenay McLeland 2022 University of North Florida

Exhibiting Students’ Bound Sketchbooks, Amy Beecham, Courtenay Mcleland

UNF Faculty Publications

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida implemented a dedicated space for the exhibition of student artwork in the Summer of 2017. The space is collaboratively managed by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design and the Library with the intent of providing students with valuable experience in curating and mounting exhibitions. Courtenay McLeland, librarian and co-liaison to the Department of Art, Art History, and Design and art professor Amy Beecham will discuss an upcoming installation of student bound books. Students in Professor Beecham’s advanced drawing class are completing accordion bound sketchbooks with a ...


The Woman Behind The Whitney, Breanna Epp 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Woman Behind The Whitney, Breanna Epp

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was the founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as a prominent sculptor and patron to artists in the early 1900s. Her art collection was the largest of American art at the time, and she led the nation into an appreciation of its own native art. Native in this context specifically means any art that was made in America, not strictly art made by the indigenous people of the Americas. Tackling her entire life, from growing up in the Vanderbilt family to her death, I provide an overview of her interactions with the art ...


Cal Poly Collegiate Cookbook, Grace C. Boyle 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly Collegiate Cookbook, Grace C. Boyle

Graphic Communication

In this project, I developed and design a cookbook for Cal Poly students to teach techniques and highlight experiences of exceptional local cuisine within Slo county. Cooking in college is usually viewed as either a daunting task or a stress-relieving activity. Wherever each individual may fall on that spectrum, I feel passionate that there is a need for an educational cookbook tailored specifically to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students.

This opportunity for students who are competent chefs will serve as an extension of techniques with the immersion of local Slo food experiences that can broaden their cooking pallet and ...


8th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2022 Poster, Special Collections, Fleet Library 2022 Rhode Island School of Design

8th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2022 Poster, Special Collections, Fleet Library

8th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Books Contest 2022

No abstract provided.


Boston Discusses The Massacre, Jean C. O'Connor 2022 NA

Boston Discusses The Massacre, Jean C. O'Connor

The Montana English Journal

Teachers may use this chapter from The Remarkable Cause: A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution as a short story for grades 7 – 12., to explore themes of interpersonal conflict, conflict resolution, and the value of law.

The chapter “Boston Discusses the Massacre” is taken from The Remarkable Cause: A Novel of James Lovell and the Crucible of the Revolution (Knox Press, 2020), and used with permission. James Lovell, teacher at the Boston Latin School, discusses the pivotal events of March 5, 1770. As the conflicts that become the American Revolution begin a group of soldiers ...


Critical Issues In The Book (Eiar Al-Shier), Arwa Majzoub 2022 jinan university

Critical Issues In The Book (Eiar Al-Shier), Arwa Majzoub

Al Jinan الجنان

The importance of the critique science lies in that it helps the reader of literature understand its artistic characteristics, and to appreciate its creativity and fine quality. Its function is to judge the quality of literature texts, and provide a comparison between them in the context of the finest artistic rubrics and aesthetic articulation. Accordingly, this research work provides a comprehensive study covering the critique methods covered by the Ibn Tabataba›s book (The Caliber of Poetry). The book is considered one of the pioneers in this area that had a contribution to laying the foundations and origins of critique ...


Water Bearer, Whitney Harris 2022 CUNY Hunter College

Water Bearer, Whitney Harris

Theses and Dissertations

My work explores fantasy and mythological archetypes. The exhibition features works on paper depicting mermaids, and a fountain featuring two figures submerged in water, one spitting into the other's mouth. I use black ink and glazes to create variegated surfaces. In these works, I reimagine ideas about power and intimacy.


Spectrum Of Shit, Hannah Hiaasen 2022 Virginia Commonwealth University

Spectrum Of Shit, Hannah Hiaasen

Theses and Dissertations

Contending with the loss of a parent to a mass shooting in their workplace, a newsroom, I find myself suspended in time, in an office. Post-its, fans, button-ups, snow globes, clipboards, reporters notebooks, scrap paper, jot downs, keyboards hold me up. I crave the comfort of repetitive cumulative hand work. Quilting, weaving, and cutting away help me breathe, haptically process and memorialize these grieving objects, this grieving person. Weed-wacking towards intimacy, my work employs a range of materials to mourn the mundanity of a workday, fantasize transformative justice, and steward embodied grief to the surface. My only speed is slow-- ...


Afterlife: Exploring And Accepting Ideas Through Children's Literature, Kiley Vandevelde 2021 Bowling Green State University

Afterlife: Exploring And Accepting Ideas Through Children's Literature, Kiley Vandevelde

Honors Projects

This project is a written and illustrated book for children to assist with the grieving process by exploring different cultural representations of the afterlife. Death is an inescapable part of the human condition. Belief in an afterlife can help children retain a connection to the deceased and can be a useful tool for healing. While very young children (age four to five) inherently believe in existence after death, this decreases after the age of ten. This book targets children aged seven to ten and explains the benefit to believing in an afterlife. It explores different ideas surrounding the afterlife and ...


Click, Nadia Kossman, Special Collections, Fleet Library 2021 Rhode Island School of Design

Click, Nadia Kossman, Special Collections, Fleet Library

8th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Books Contest 2022

No abstract provided.


Clocks In Space, Pei-Jung Hsieh, Special Collections, Fleet Library 2021 Rhode Island School of Design

Clocks In Space, Pei-Jung Hsieh, Special Collections, Fleet Library

Baker & Whitehill supplemental content

No abstract provided.


My Grandmother, Jinghong Chen, Special Collections, Fleet Library 2021 Rhode Island School of Design

My Grandmother, Jinghong Chen, Special Collections, Fleet Library

Baker & Whitehill supplemental content

No abstract provided.


A Modern Retelling Of Little Red Riding Hood, Robbie Li, Kennice Pan, Special Collections, Fleet Library 2021 Rhode Island School of Design

A Modern Retelling Of Little Red Riding Hood, Robbie Li, Kennice Pan, Special Collections, Fleet Library

Baker & Whitehill supplemental content

No abstract provided.


How Does It Feel To Have Clouds Swoop In Your Face, Zimu Fang, Special Collections, Fleet Library 2021 Rhode Island School of Design

How Does It Feel To Have Clouds Swoop In Your Face, Zimu Fang, Special Collections, Fleet Library

Baker & Whitehill supplemental content

No abstract provided.


Clocks In Space, Pei-Jung Hsieh, Special Collections, Fleet Library 2021 Rhode Island School of Design

Clocks In Space, Pei-Jung Hsieh, Special Collections, Fleet Library

Baker & Whitehill supplemental content

No abstract provided.


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