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Irrational Aggregates, Courtney N. Ryan 2018 Georgia Southern University

Irrational Aggregates, Courtney N. Ryan

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

This thesis paper examines the work included in my Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition entitled Irrational Aggregates. The goal of this work is to facilitate a dialogue between our natural environment and the excessive consumer-based environments in which we live. Combining a variety of ceramic techniques including hand building, wheel throwing, and casting these sculptures appear to be grown from, and even taken over by nature itself.

Often drawing inspiration from my personal narrative, that of consistent upheaval, relocation, and adjustment to new places, my work can appear both grounded and in a state of motion. I believe that ...


Resilience, Glenda Militano 2018 Georgia Southern University

Resilience, Glenda Militano

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

ABSTRACT

My objective for creating this body of work is to explore the complexity and beauty of the human brain. What inspired these works is my research on cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Cognitive psychology involves the study of internal mental processes, while neuroscience deals with nerves and nervous tissue that relate to behavior and learning. Neuroscience is where psychology meets biology. The series of paintings in Resilience, were created with the intent to connect these two fields of study, while charting my exploration and discoveries found linked with science and psychology. The brain and its components are portrayed in an ...


Ordinary Disorder, Jonathan S. Tracy 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Ordinary Disorder, Jonathan S. Tracy

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The pictorial spaces in my paintings are found through many drawings, based on memories. In these drawings I use the architectural technique of paraline drawing, in pointed contrast to one or two point perspective. With a fixed point of view unavailable, the viewer or reader becomes the writer too. This is what I intend. The paraline method also engages specific corners of art history to which I relate, including woodblock prints of Japanese interiors, Chinese brush painting landscapes with houses, and the shifting, rotating perspectives found in Baroque painting. My intensely personal memories/drawings are transfused into highly material finished ...


Fraktured Homeland, Jennifer Shenk 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Fraktured Homeland, Jennifer Shenk

Art Practices MFA Theses

My installation, titled Fraktured Homeland, is a tribute to the fraktur. By translating it into a different material and releasing it from the confines of the two dimensional page, I seek to breathe new life into the space of the fraktur, moving the tradition forward.


You Are Not Here, Peter Cullum 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

You Are Not Here, Peter Cullum

Art Practices MFA Theses

These paintings embody the shadowy memories of my time within nature. I have turned the front of each painting to face the wall, allowing only a fleeting glimpse of an unobtainable image to be experienced through the reverse. The landscapes recorded on the painterly and drawn surfaces exist now only as an elusive glimpse, appearing, disappearing, and shifting at different viewing angles.

These works stand as a monument to humility. They are mementos of my fluctuating and imperfect memory, charged with the desire for an original experience that I can never again possess. This is presented, not merely to frustrate ...


Vesuvius At Home, Christin Elizabeth Turner 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Vesuvius At Home, Christin Elizabeth Turner

Art Practices MFA Theses

Vesuvius At Home is a 14-minute experimental essay film that de-contextualizes Pompeii as a site of personal mythology and memory; beginning with a VHS tape of third-graders re-enacting The Fall of Pompeii in 1993.


Splitting Water With Wood, Matthew Smith 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Splitting Water With Wood, Matthew Smith

Art Practices MFA Theses

My thesis project Splitting Water with Wood is an installation consisting of a handmade boat and projected video of a durational performance that engaged the boat in unconventional ways. Throughout the project and paper, I employ conceptions of faith as a crucial lens to begin to understand my current body of work; a handcrafted boat as an exploratory apparatus, the labor surrounding it as an act of devotion, and a resulting performance that experiments with ideas about baptism. By challenging presupposed notions of how a boat traditionally functions, I rely on the lively materiality of the object and its environment ...


Motive Through Automotive Compassionately Criticizing The Desires Of Car Culture, Erika R. Lehrmann 2017 University of New Orleans

Motive Through Automotive Compassionately Criticizing The Desires Of Car Culture, Erika R. Lehrmann

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

My artwork represents my admiration and criticisms of car culture I have gathered throughout my personal experiences beginning at a very early age. The work exists in the form of drawings, paintings, prints, collage and sculpture. This work is created through the elements of personal narrative, desires, obsessions, and questions surrounding car culture and its influences. My intention to refurbish the icons of this culture has involved creating work that is both obsessive and critical for personal exploration and understanding of past memories.


Stumbling Into The Spiral: A Serendipitous Steam Exploration, David Rufo 2017 Fordham University

Stumbling Into The Spiral: A Serendipitous Steam Exploration, David Rufo

The STEAM Journal

An artist-educator discovers how a STEAM-based approach to making art brings together a variety of subject areas in surprising ways.


Passing, Paul Kelley 2017 Claremont Graduate University

Passing, Paul Kelley

The STEAM Journal

Passing is a Site-specific public installation assembled with plastic and an iPad. At its center, the iPad displays a video loop of a human image repeatedly walking in and out of the frame. The work maintains my foundational interest in having the viewer slow down to have a more thoughtful and absorptive experience with the work and surrounding space – continuing my practice of challenging viewer’s expectations and putting them in a position to stop and question.


Combining An Intuitive Art Workshop And Neuroscience Rituals To Make Us Happy, Audrey Gran Weinberg 2017 Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Combining An Intuitive Art Workshop And Neuroscience Rituals To Make Us Happy, Audrey Gran Weinberg

The STEAM Journal

One might wonder how intuitive art can connect to neuroscience and how this could be accomplished. In this descriptive article, research connecting art therapy and neuroscience has been collected and a workshop on Intuitive Painting has been described in detail. The connection was made by the author based on an article by Barker (2017), ‘4 Rituals to be more Happy,’ who writes a popular science blog. The rituals: gratefulness, expressing negative emotions, decision making and human touch were combined with Dr. Pinkie Feinstein’s method of Intuitive Painting in a small group setting. Although subjective, it would seem that at ...


Wonder, Walking, And Water, Rachel Mayeri 2017 Harvey Mudd College

Wonder, Walking, And Water, Rachel Mayeri

The STEAM Journal

Art and Science is a seminar and studio course on science-inspired art practices. We will survey and discuss cutting-edge art-science theory, practice, and institutions in seminar. In studio, we examine art-science topics in hands-on experiments, and guided activities leading to art projects.


Elements Of Art, Mike Doyle 2017 Claremont Colleges

Elements Of Art, Mike Doyle

The STEAM Journal

Through these paintings and my writing I share how elements of art and science overlap in the strokes of paint that create the perceptions of something familiar in our minds.


A New Generation For Art And Science, Alice Marie Perreault 2017 Claremont Graduate University

A New Generation For Art And Science, Alice Marie Perreault

The STEAM Journal

My interest in this cross-over between art and science, specifically, the body and supportive technologies, has lead me to mixed media and installations where I can examine degeneration and a “new” generation using a combination of conventional and unconventional materials. Unlike re-generation, which is a return to an original state, “new” generation gives way to new arrangements.


Blowouts, Bricks, And Lines, Kenneth Fandell 2017 Harvey Mudd College

Blowouts, Bricks, And Lines, Kenneth Fandell

The STEAM Journal

This essay shares the interdisciplinary insights from three projects


Sediment - Behind The Cover Art, Melanie Moore Bermudez 2017 Claremont Graduate University

Sediment - Behind The Cover Art, Melanie Moore Bermudez

The STEAM Journal

Ideas of mapping, topography, erosion and evaporation have been loosely connected to my work for several years now. In my latest series I have put more of a focus on those ideas. In particular I am interested in the movement of sediment pushed by a flow of water and then left, stranded in a new location, as that water source dries up and diminishes. The pigments of the ink in the paintings are my sediment that I build up layer after layer to create a mini geological world caught in a moment of shift, pause and flow.


Sediment, Melanie Moore Bermudez 2017 Claremont Graduate University

Sediment, Melanie Moore Bermudez

The STEAM Journal

Ideas of mapping, topography, erosion and evaporation have been loosely connected to my work for several years now. In my latest series I have put more of a focus on those ideas. In particular I am interested in the movement of sediment pushed by a flow of water and then left, stranded in a new location, as that water source dries up and diminishes. The pigments of the ink in the paintings are my sediment that I build up layer after layer to create a mini geological world caught in a moment of shift, pause and flow.


Discovering And Demonstrating Patterns, Maria Klawe 2017 Harvey Mudd College

Discovering And Demonstrating Patterns, Maria Klawe

The STEAM Journal

Harvey Mudd College's President Maria Klawe shares her personal journey in combining a love of mathematics and art.


Healthy People Are Bad For Capitalism, Eri King 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Healthy People Are Bad For Capitalism, Eri King

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Healthy People are Bad For Capitalism is a four part installation that creates an alternative space for the chemicals, Red 40 and Monosodium Glutamate. Presented as a holistic center that offers healing services and remedies, Center for the Red 40 and MSG Healing explores the homeopathic doctrine of Like Cures Like (what make a human ill also cures them) through the relationship between Traditional Japanese Healing Practices, and Western Capitalism.

Healthy People are Bad For Capitalism presents Red 40 MSG Apothecary, Red 40 Zen MSG Healing Rock Garden, Theta Wave Eternal Flame Meditation and Red 40 MSG Apothecary Studio ...


Pockets Of Proximity, Christian Breed 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

Pockets Of Proximity, Christian Breed

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

My current paintings begin with images of people from the back, wearing hijabs, turbans, saris, kufis, or rasta gauzy shawls. I do not paint my subjects frontally, because I do not have access to them personally or culturally, and because it is their cultural indicators that fascinate me.


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