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Assessing The Protective Quality Of Wax Coatings On Bronze Sculptures Using Hydrogel Patches In Impedance Measurements, Alice H. England, Kathryn N. Hosbein, Capri A. Price, Morgan K. Wylder, Kenna S. Miller, Tami Lasseter Clare Oct 2016

Assessing The Protective Quality Of Wax Coatings On Bronze Sculptures Using Hydrogel Patches In Impedance Measurements, Alice H. England, Kathryn N. Hosbein, Capri A. Price, Morgan K. Wylder, Kenna S. Miller, Tami Lasseter Clare

Chemistry Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this work, we used chemically cross-linked acrylamide-based hydrogel patches that have been specifically developed for use as solid electrolytes in Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to measure the impedance of two waxed bronze sculptures at the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) Olympic Sculpture Park (OSP) and compare those results to laboratory test panels. We determined that the impedance response in the frequency range in which measurements may be taken (10 kHz to 1 MHz) is mostly capacitive and that a freshly applied wax coating should ideally be less than 1 nF·cm−2for optimal protective performance.


Dance Of Dreams, Michael Creger Jun 1995

Dance Of Dreams, Michael Creger

Dissertations and Theses

It seems that the world does not exist in the way that we perceive it. Among the reasons for this are both the inaccuracy of the information gathered by our senses, and the cultural and linguistic structures through which we interpret this sensory information. This thesis and this group of sculptures, exhibited in the Autzen Gallery April 17 - May 10, 1995, are an attempt to address these issues and to point in a direction which may lead to greater understanding of the world and our place within it. Using primarily welded steel, and building from a foundation based on simple ...


Creating The Paradox In Form, Dennis A. Peterson Jan 1990

Creating The Paradox In Form, Dennis A. Peterson

Dissertations and Theses

The intent of this thesis project was to create visual and psychological illusions and paradoxes by manipulating sculptural elements. This format embodied balances between man and nature and social comment.


Dudelsacks : Sculptural Extensions In Blown Glass, Cristine C. Corcoran Jan 1989

Dudelsacks : Sculptural Extensions In Blown Glass, Cristine C. Corcoran

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis project consists of 19 sculptures. The medium is hot blown glass. The work interprets and extends the visual and metaphorical qualities of bagpipes. The utilization of the German dudelsack references the playful improvisational nature of these international and culturally diverse forms.


Bronze Casting By The Lost Wax Method Employing Mixed Media, Donna M. Pickett Jan 1987

Bronze Casting By The Lost Wax Method Employing Mixed Media, Donna M. Pickett

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is for a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Seven Dyads, Donovan Peterson Jan 1987

Seven Dyads, Donovan Peterson

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is for a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Synergism Of Substance And Emotion, Carolyn Jean Mills Jan 1984

Synergism Of Substance And Emotion, Carolyn Jean Mills

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis features the work of Carolyn Jeans Mills for a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


The Pursuit Of Form, Robert Allen Anderson Jan 1982

The Pursuit Of Form, Robert Allen Anderson

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis includes the work of Robert Allen Anderson for a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Adjustable Systems In Wood, James Richard True Jan 1982

Adjustable Systems In Wood, James Richard True

Dissertations and Theses

A Thesis Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Stone Sculpture, Laura P. Bogdan Jan 1981

Stone Sculpture, Laura P. Bogdan

Dissertations and Theses

A terminal project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Reconstructions : Humor Through The Use Of Ambiguous Images And Color, Karl J. Ross Jan 1981

Reconstructions : Humor Through The Use Of Ambiguous Images And Color, Karl J. Ross

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Transparent Sculptures, Lithographs, And Watercolors : A Personal Response To The Natural World, Stephan Spencer Soihl Jan 1981

Transparent Sculptures, Lithographs, And Watercolors : A Personal Response To The Natural World, Stephan Spencer Soihl

Dissertations and Theses

The group of works that I am presenting as my Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition is a selection of my best work from the past three years. It is made up of two different artistic forms: fairly small sculptures comprised of aluminum channel and plexiglas, on the one hand, and lithographs and watercolors, on the other.


Construction-Sculpture, Kanetaka Ikeda Jan 1979

Construction-Sculpture, Kanetaka Ikeda

Dissertations and Theses

This is a terminal project report containing the work of Kanetaka Ikeda submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a degree of Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


Clay, Roots, And Coexistence, Jeffery C. Johnston Jan 1979

Clay, Roots, And Coexistence, Jeffery C. Johnston

Dissertations and Theses

A terminal project featuring the work of Jeffery C. Johnston submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.


Introducing The Secondary Student To Sculptural Design And Form In Metal : Welding Sheet Steel Using The Oxyacetylene Torch, Philip John Smith Jan 1979

Introducing The Secondary Student To Sculptural Design And Form In Metal : Welding Sheet Steel Using The Oxyacetylene Torch, Philip John Smith

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis deals with the application of simple oxyacetylene welding techniques to the secondary art curriculum. Welded sculptural forms in sheet steel have been the focus of my own work during the past three years and these experiences formed the basis or background of the presentation of these skills to secondary students. An instructional unit was designed to fulfill three primary objectives. First, to familiarize the student with the basic tools and materials used in the construction of welded steel sculpture; second, to introduce the student to the creative concepts involved in the creation of sculptural form; third, to give ...


Empathetic Reactions Derived Through Abstract Sculptured Forms, Bruce Frederick Literal Jan 1978

Empathetic Reactions Derived Through Abstract Sculptured Forms, Bruce Frederick Literal

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis project consists of sixteen abstract sculptures. The material most often used is polyester resin. The work explores the emotive potential of the relationship between the organic forms and geometric spaces. The forms are derived from observing the environment, other current artists’ works, and the works of art history.

The sculptures generally divide into three groups. The first is composed of geometric and organic forms that are altered slightly so that aspects of each form reside in its opposite. The second group maintains a purity of organic and geometric elements. Here a balance is kept by weighing the visual ...


Bronze Sculptures : A Thesis Report, Michael T. Story Jan 1978

Bronze Sculptures : A Thesis Report, Michael T. Story

Dissertations and Theses

A thesis report submitted by Michael T. Story in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture.


A Series Of Sculptures, John Redman May 1976

A Series Of Sculptures, John Redman

Dissertations and Theses

A Description and Analysis of Sculptures completed during the last year of the MFA Program, and presented in public showing April 1-23, 1976.