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Homeland Insecurity, Amy Chen Dec 2019

Homeland Insecurity, Amy Chen

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

Homeland Insecurity is a project born out of a life’s worth of marginalization, internalized racism, and forced assimilation. It presents common experiences and emotions that are located between cultures, questioning what it means to inhabit a homeland that exists as a hybrid mental space. As I progress through life, my parents’ culture—my heritage—becomes more and more distant, yet like many non-white children of immigrants, I will continue to carry it in my face as a physical reminder of a life I do not know. Influenced by acculturation theory, my work explores this culture that never quite belonged ...


Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Sarah Adcock Aug 2019

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Sarah Adcock

Graduate School of Art Theses

I view my creative process as alchemy, the transformation of materials through experimentation. I use wax as a material that transcends its historical use as a sculptural process for casting and instead, use it for its transmutable qualities to inform content. Because of its plasticity and duality as fragile and resilient, wax is symbolically submissive and assertive. By applying heat, wax can be molded and formed into new shapes. Once it cools, wax reverts back to its natural state; solid and impermeable. I use objects to explore desires of origin and life. Transitional objects, the first “me not me” possession ...


Promoting Resilience In Economically Disadvantaged Adolescents Through School-Based Expressive Arts Groups, Bailey Knox May 2019

Promoting Resilience In Economically Disadvantaged Adolescents Through School-Based Expressive Arts Groups, Bailey Knox

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Since 2013, the majority of students served by the public school system in the United States have been considered “low-income” by the federal government. The stressors associated with low socioeconomic status significantly increase risk for social, emotional and behavioral challenges at all age levels, but can be particularly damaging to adolescents coping with heightened stress levels related to the intense multi-dimensional changes that define this developmental period. As the correlation between economic disadvantage and negative socio-emotional and academic outcomes is increasingly evidenced, schools have begun to recognize their responsibility for providing preventative mental health care to high-risk students. Over the ...


Expressive Mindfulness: A Trauma-Sensitive Expressive Arts Therapy Group Method, Meghan Daly May 2019

Expressive Mindfulness: A Trauma-Sensitive Expressive Arts Therapy Group Method, Meghan Daly

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Mindfulness and expressive arts therapy are both supportive of directing attention in a manner that promotes integration and function of a person. In this paper, a trauma-sensitive method was created for use in a day treatment setting for adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). This method utilized expressive movement, visual art making with three different materials, and creative writing to encourage mindful, non-judgmental acceptance of the present moment; a sense of relaxation; and an overall increase in quality of life. During development of the method arts-based research informed the choice of materials, music, and structure of the group ...


Tygr 2018-2019, Marlena Kalafut, Rachel Sedgwick May 2019

Tygr 2018-2019, Marlena Kalafut, Rachel Sedgwick

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Metra Electric, Emilee G. French May 2019

Metra Electric, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Fill My Soul, Abigail F. Baker May 2019

Fill My Soul, Abigail F. Baker

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

"Fill My Soul" is meant to embody a windswept, hungry heart searching to be filled.


Look Up, Hannah R. Mobley May 2019

Look Up, Hannah R. Mobley

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Dump, Emilee G. French May 2019

Dump, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Failed Recollections, Emilee G. French May 2019

Failed Recollections, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Inner Eyes, Ashley Jemmott May 2019

Inner Eyes, Ashley Jemmott

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Sweet As Honey, Marcella Axelrad May 2019

Sweet As Honey, Marcella Axelrad

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Some Horses, Emilee G. French May 2019

Some Horses, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


To Catch A Drop, Marcella Axelrad May 2019

To Catch A Drop, Marcella Axelrad

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Series 1, Are You Sure There’S Hope?, Hannah R R Mobley May 2019

Series 1, Are You Sure There’S Hope?, Hannah R R Mobley

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Winding Road, Elizabeth Kijowski May 2019

Winding Road, Elizabeth Kijowski

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


"Rainy Day Reds", Abigail F. Baker May 2019

"Rainy Day Reds", Abigail F. Baker

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

This piece was the second acrylic painting I tried my hand at. The evocative reds amid dull, dusty grays gives this deep, emotive sense to the piece; intended of course. This contrast is meant to represent how beauty is made greater and deeper set among the dreary and dark Life must have its ups and downs, but that tension, that cycle, the movement into spring from winter, the birth of new life and the meeting of death is what gives life it its beauty, its very soul.


Forgotten, Megan Mishler May 2019

Forgotten, Megan Mishler

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Falcon, Emilee G. French May 2019

Falcon, Emilee G. French

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Nyc Shoreline, Amberly C. White May 2019

Nyc Shoreline, Amberly C. White

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Over And Under, Elizabeth Kijowski May 2019

Over And Under, Elizabeth Kijowski

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


New Grace, Danielle Singleton May 2019

New Grace, Danielle Singleton

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

This photograph was taken using only natural light coming in from the floor-to-ceiling window


Material Memory, Merry Sun May 2019

Material Memory, Merry Sun

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

Memory may be implicitly embedded into an artwork through explicit material triggers. Materials can evoke memory through material past life and through physical denotations of the past. The former carries with it the weight of existence; the latter demonstrates tangibly what cannot be captured by words. The material triggers act as semantic memories that can be used to construct an experiential, episodic memory in the mental faculties of the viewer. The memory that is contained within the work must be implicit in nature to carry experience, for explicit memory can only be read semantically. As the viewer strives to reach ...


Black Stereotype, Rashonda Daniels, Blaize'b Daniels May 2019

Black Stereotype, Rashonda Daniels, Blaize'b Daniels

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

In my work, I create my own narrative regarding the stereotyping of Black people. The body of work that is discussed focuses in on the history of the Black stereotypes that dates as far back as the slavery era. Through my art practice, I address how the contemporary mistreatment of Black people stems from the historical foundation of negative Black stereotypes that were imposed upon us by Europeans. My hope is that by confrontingour history we can eliminate so called “Black behavior” or bad behavior and accept it as simply normal human behavior.


Breaking The Fourth Wall: Avenues For Empathy Through Participation And Interaction, Grace Zajdel May 2019

Breaking The Fourth Wall: Avenues For Empathy Through Participation And Interaction, Grace Zajdel

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

Abstract:

Theater is used as a lens through which I view the act of role play in participatory and interaction based artworks. I examine the elements of Action – in participatory or performance works—and Set—in immersive installation works – for their effectiveness in creating avenues for empathetic relations in my own work and that of contemporary artists. I distinguish between the overblown spectacle of Peter Brook’s Deadly Theater and connect the mission of the Holy Theater to that of my own art practice. Performance, immersive installation, participation and interaction thereby serve to allow the artwork’s participants to engage ...


A Vestige Of The Ultimate Force Of Time And Space, Jiyoung Megan Lee May 2019

A Vestige Of The Ultimate Force Of Time And Space, Jiyoung Megan Lee

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

This art statement is rooted in an idea that the existential quality is independent of absence and presence (synonymous to appearing and disappearing, and real and recognition) and distilled physicality of human body creates a parallel relationship between the two. In search of a proof and logic for articulating the central idea, –that the absence does not define evanescence of existence— the application of physical interactivity in my art, also known as relational aesthetic, enables the work to invite viewers in a way that the interactors leave their traces by physically interacting with the work. These individual traces are eventually ...


Spring 2019 May 2019

Spring 2019

In The Loop

Lab Life: New and improved School of Computing labs inspire research in robotics and engineering; A Festival to Remember: Students thrive in film festival environments; Next Gen Data Scientists: Data Science Academy introduces high school students to the big world of data; A Well-Designed Design Colloquium; Game Face: "Sausage Sports Club: creator and CDM alumnus Chris Wade shares the story behind his playful Nintendo Switch game: Connected from Afar: Graduate student Sierra Sellman makes the most of her online degree program; Seen and Heard; Bravo! Bravo!


Dialogical Practice, Meenakshi Jha May 2019

Dialogical Practice, Meenakshi Jha

Graduate School of Art Theses

Within an interdisciplinary and dialogical practice where process is as significant as final form/s, I delve in matters not to resolve but to explore them. Digging deep in my studio practice over my philosophical yearnings to talking loud and clear about my life in performances, I venture out in the geographical expanse to connect with self and others. In fact, the more I practice my craft, I feel a lesser and lesser gap between my ‘self’ and others. The walk outwards brings me closer to my internal realizations as a human being. In short, my practice is based on ...


Her Anticipation, Cora Rozencohn May 2019

Her Anticipation, Cora Rozencohn

Graduate School of Art Theses

My thesis paper will explore my artistic practice by analyzing my thesis video project,Her Anticipation. I will accomplish this by examining three main topics: The essential elements of the video, the video’s relationship to my earlier work, and a discussion of the video and its structure with representative examples.

The first essential element of the video springs from my relationship with my husband, especially the aspect of the relationship that is tied up with our nearly forty-year age difference. The second element is my personal experience filtered through a deep reading of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene ...


The Psychos, Paula N. Stevenson May 2019

The Psychos, Paula N. Stevenson

Graduate School of Art Theses

My current body of work is a series of drawings that juxtapose characters of fiction and reality in an attempt to explore the relationship between horror film and contemporary social issues. I strive to render an accurate portrayal of the face to draw the viewer into questioning the troubling narrative these characters illuminate. I focus on retelling stories of fear and horror, and crime and infamy. I want my work to convey ethical dilemmas as they are present within the relationship between horror movie antagonists and the audience (all of us). It is these concerns I attempt to visualize in ...