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Sited: Place And Memory In The Making Of Intimate Objects, Bethany Laranda Wood 2017 University of Iowa

Sited: Place And Memory In The Making Of Intimate Objects, Bethany Laranda Wood

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Stretching Bubbles: Pressure Releasing, Ching-Ting Yang 2017 University of Iowa

Stretching Bubbles: Pressure Releasing, Ching-Ting Yang

Theses and Dissertations

My pieces are inspired by bubble wrap. I was inspired by a Japanese toy which you can squeeze it unlimited times to help people to release there pressures. As the same way, some people like to pop the bubbles from bubble wraps. I used this idea to make my jewelry projects to represent how people act while they suffer from stress and how they release pressure. Based on this idea, you can see the shapes or forms of my works have various possibilities, some of them are simple but others are complicated assemblies. People have various ways to handle stress ...


O’ Benighted Star Travelers Of Tomorrow, Patrick Casey 2017 University of Iowa

O’ Benighted Star Travelers Of Tomorrow, Patrick Casey

Theses and Dissertations

This work explores who we are and what we may become. Essential is a willing suspension of disbelief combined with the freedom to speculate on and invent ethics or experiences that are just emerging and those that have yet to occur, as well as a desire to be cool.


Industries/ Influence Ceramics, Man Ho Cho 2017 University of Iowa

Industries/ Influence Ceramics, Man Ho Cho

Theses and Dissertations

Cultivating the spatial relationship in between utility and sculpture generates my process. I deconstruct, reconstruct and assemble objects; bringing to them a new perspective that simplifies the structure while enhancing the surface and the unassuming nature of the forms.

Developing vessels for drinking or pouring serves as the foundation for my study of materials, architectural foundations and elements of utilitarian objects. The functional purpose of the objects becomes minimized due to the structure beneath the surface and the constructed role of the base blurring distinctions between function and form.


The Bright Side Of Failure: Developing A Set Of Lamps From An Unsuccessful Chair, Sarah Margaret Gutowski 2017 University of Iowa

The Bright Side Of Failure: Developing A Set Of Lamps From An Unsuccessful Chair, Sarah Margaret Gutowski

Theses and Dissertations

A detailed account of how failure can lead to success. Through my attempts to design a chair, I developed a method of bending plywood using Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) routing. Ultimately, I considered my chair a failure. The method I had developed to wood was not suitable for my chair because it left the material too flexible. Determined to find another application for my wood bending method, I applied it to a new series of lamps. Bending thin plywood with a similar cut pattern on the CNC Laser cutter gave the perfect balance of flexibility and strength for lamp shades ...


Unother, Anna Marie Haglin 2017 University of Iowa

Unother, Anna Marie Haglin

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Clouded Space: Internet Physicality, Naoki Izumo 2017 University of Iowa

Clouded Space: Internet Physicality, Naoki Izumo

Theses and Dissertations

On Friday October 21st, 2016, there was a large-scale hack of an Internet domain hosting provider that took several websites including Netflix, Amazon, Reddit, and Twitter offline. Dyn, a cloud-based Internet Performance Management company, announced at 9:20AM ET that it resolved an attack that began at 7AM ET that day. However, another attack happened at 11:52AM ET. The attacks raised concern among the public and directed our attention towards Internet security. This also revealed the precariousness of Internet infrastructure. The infrastructure being used today is opaque, unregulated, and incontestable. Municipally provided public utilities are built without any transparency ...


Piece By Piece, Nataliya Vladimirovna Laux 2017 University of Iowa

Piece By Piece, Nataliya Vladimirovna Laux

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Let Our Mind Go And Your Body Will Follow, Hilary Nelson 2017 University of Iowa

Let Our Mind Go And Your Body Will Follow, Hilary Nelson

Theses and Dissertations

This is a body of work produced at the University of Iowa. With these pieces I am interested in things that do not follow, that hold emotion but don't have a narrative. In the unknown being more real than the known, because there is life in the not understanding. And in lying about something there is no way you can pull off. There is a river of lava flowing below the surface, but there are no volcanoes.


Architectural Insomnia, Rachel Poe 2017 University of Iowa

Architectural Insomnia, Rachel Poe

Theses and Dissertations

My artistic practice addresses issues of how memory shapes our identity and how to use memory in order to better understand our perspective. Through the construction of liminal space I reflect upon the subconscious and conscious mind. These images address issues of identity and how longing and nostalgia affect the human psyche. Through photographs of sculptures, paintings and light installations I address the architectural spaces in the world around me as catalysts.


To(Get)Her: A Culmination, Jessica Carolyn Pleyel 2017 University of Iowa

To(Get)Her: A Culmination, Jessica Carolyn Pleyel

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the ways in which my artistic practice is creating a space for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to share, gain catharsis, and spark discussions. As a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, I have often felt there was no space for me to voice the many emotions that come with my experience. After creating and sharing autobiographical work about my story, many women have shared their stories of survival with me. Through these many conversations, I knew that we needed to create a space to share these stories. I have created this ...


Meditative Art: A Diversion From Stress And Anxiety, Hannah T. Justis 4239670221 2017 justish@etsu.edu

Meditative Art: A Diversion From Stress And Anxiety, Hannah T. Justis 4239670221

Undergraduate Honors Theses

I wished to present a body of work that visually represented my own meditative process of managing stress and anxiety. Towards the end of studying for my undergraduate, I began preparing for my Final Exhibition Show, and with these preparations, my life, as well as my work, changed drastically. Within the past two years, my drawings began to take on a meditative therapeutic process. It was this development that then helped manage my growing stress levels and well as the symptoms that stemmed from high levels of anxiety and bloomed from losing control in my day to day life. It ...


Patricia Nguyen Interview, Joyce Shoults 2017 DePaul University

Patricia Nguyen Interview, Joyce Shoults

Asian American Art Oral History Project

BIO: Patricia Nguyen is an artist, educator, and scholar born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans. Her research and performance work examines critical refugee studies, political economy, forced migration, oral histories, inherited trauma, torture, and nation building in the United States and Vietnam. She has published work in Women Studies Quarterly, Harvard Kennedy School's Asian American Policy Review, and The Methuen Drama Anthology of Modern Asian Plays edited by Siyuan Liu and Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. Patricia is ...


Aesthetic Survival, Adrienne DeVine 2017 Claremont Graduate University

Aesthetic Survival, Adrienne Devine

CGU MFA Theses

I am a mixed media artist and my creative process is guided by cultural memory, the materials I use, and the pleasure I find in the activity of making. My compulsion to make things is accompanied by a propensity for scholarship, hence, my thesis exhibition incorporates Index Obscura; a growing visual and text-based corpus of research into the history and presence of African American artists in the tapestry of American art and culture. I work with a variety of materials and techniques, and consider wide-ranging themes, connected by recurring motifs, gestures, and attributes. Abstraction creates space wherein viewers can find ...


Gardening At Arm's Length, Paul Chartrand 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Gardening At Arm's Length, Paul Chartrand

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Combined with a Master of Fine Art thesis exhibition, Gardening at Arm’s Length, this dossier provides supporting components: an extended artist’s statement, documentation of my artwork, an interview with artist Mary Mattingly and my Curriculum Vitae. Throughout the program, I have explored the nature/culture divide and concepts of agency shared by humans and non-humans alike. This work is informed by historical and contemporary artists who are discussed in my artist statement, as well as the theories of place-thought by Vanessa Watts, the dark ecology of Timothy Morton, and the vibrant matter of Jane Bennet. These research components ...


Finding The Surface, Rafaella F. Suarez 2017 Claremont Graduate University

Finding The Surface, Rafaella F. Suarez

CGU MFA Theses

I find the relationship of pool structures and water fascinating. The architecture of pools is often hard edged and geometric while water is a fluid and formless, an organic substance that takes the shape of whatever contains it. I am drawn to that paradox. Rather than pulling them apart because of their conflicting existences, they create a space that’s cohesive but inexplicable, a space that’s both reciprocally intertwined and interdependent. My work is set up within the idea of creating a conflicting yet cohesive space. Visually, corporally and conceptually, it creates experiences that are disorienting.

My work serves ...


Mom Tested, Janice Neri 2017 Boise State University

Mom Tested, Janice Neri

Janice Neri

Leaf through an issue of a parenting magazine and you will be inundated by page after page of bright, colorful products. These products reassure you that they are safe and reliable, often bearing labels such as "Mom Tested" or "Pediatrician Approved." The person shown is usually a smiling, physically fit Caucasian woman clad in a stylish outfit playing with her clean, happy children in a sunny and well-organized home. She is the Mythic Mom: buy these products and you too may attain her state of charming, if sometimes unruly, bliss.


The Car Park, Dave Colangelo 2017 Portland State University

The Car Park, Dave Colangelo

Dave Colangelo

This essay uses the work of Marc Augé as a lens through which to view the supermodern urban space, and how the concept of place is manufactured and negotiated. The author focuses on a car park to elucidate these themes, and agrees with Augé, who claims that non-places such as car parks fail to create identity or relations.


Typology And Analysis Of Ceramic Vessels And Pottery Shards Found At The Long Swamp Site: Lamar And Mary Folwer Holcomb Collection, Maxwell Mackenzie 2017 Georgia State University

Typology And Analysis Of Ceramic Vessels And Pottery Shards Found At The Long Swamp Site: Lamar And Mary Folwer Holcomb Collection, Maxwell Mackenzie

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


A Simpler Time, Nadia Marie Bellott 2017 Nadia Marie Bellott

A Simpler Time, Nadia Marie Bellott

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


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