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Unspinning And A Constant Whirring, Laura Marina Salgarolo Jan 2016

Unspinning And A Constant Whirring, Laura Marina Salgarolo

Senior Projects Spring 2016

My senior thesis project is a living workspace and reading environment, housing a library of books and ephemera. This collection includes a series of books I made by hand, the foremost of which is a picture book I have written and illustrated. The books are “guarded” by several small librarian characters I invented and sculpted, and are shelved alongside classified and labeled ephemera and found objects. My aim has been to construct an environment for this library with a lamp-lit reading space and a work desk covered in process work and sketches. The exhibit will represent the merging and hybridization ...


C Reverse For Care, José Luis Chardiet Jan 2016

C Reverse For Care, José Luis Chardiet

Senior Projects Spring 2016

José Chardiet

April 2016

C Reverse for Care is organized in a five part care cycle: Wash, Rinse, Spin, Dry, and Wear. The piece is a study in reversibility. It is an effort to learn, to understand what it means to care, and an effort to try to achieve reciprocal balance in any relationship, whether it is with a family member, a partner, or a friend.

The staging is designed for circular movement, suggesting a cycle that is repeated after completion. The spacial structure of the piece is based on the shape of the white ginger lily, the national flower ...


With Every Fiber, Catherine Megan Calloway Jan 2016

With Every Fiber, Catherine Megan Calloway

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Displaying and covering the human form, fiber inherently refers to the body. It wraps, protects, and conveys stories about us. This accumulation of work uses strands of fiber to define space, create structures, and manipulate the human form. Considering the process of craft in which bodies manipulate fiber, this work explores the way in which fiber manipulates bodies. As sculptures that envelope a human form, each garment mandates how a body may move both within and outside of it, engendering a performance in which both entities assert limits and capabilities. Each knot, stitch, and weave, is an expression of time ...


Recognizing The Parallels Between Fashion And Art: The Designs Of Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent And Rei Kawakubo, Alexa S. Runsdorf Jan 2016

Recognizing The Parallels Between Fashion And Art: The Designs Of Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent And Rei Kawakubo, Alexa S. Runsdorf

Senior Projects Spring 2016

My project explores the parallels and overlaps between the worlds of fashion and art through surveying the designs of Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent and Rei Kawakubo.


Bard College Bell Tower Architectural Lighting Project, David Douglas John Bull Jan 2016

Bard College Bell Tower Architectural Lighting Project, David Douglas John Bull

Senior Projects Spring 2016

The Bard Bell Tower is located in front of the Fisher Studio Arts Building, between the Bertelsmann Campus Center and the Anna Jones Memorial Garden. Until recently, the tower structure, built by students in the spring and summer of 1965, existed in a slow state of decay due to natural aging and disuse. It is an important piece of Bard’s history that has been ignored in recent years, which is something I set out to change. My Senior Project in Studio Arts is focused on restoring the Bell Tower by stabilizing the structure and implementing a permanent light installation ...


Even The Smallest Movement, Elizabeth Tomasine Chiappini Jan 2016

Even The Smallest Movement, Elizabeth Tomasine Chiappini

Senior Projects Spring 2016

In the laboratory I allow a specimen to undergo change. That change advances my understanding of the material and I move forward in light of the information I have gained. I expect change and use it as a tool. This project grew out of a year of experimentation –I built sculptures in order to watch them fall apart. During this process I realized that slow movements over time cause visible change and I chose to implement this understanding on materials that I had been studying: a slowly shrinking lemon, baking soda disintegrated by vinegar and the resulting sodium deposits. I ...


Incompleteness, Christopher Andrew Freund Jan 2016

Incompleteness, Christopher Andrew Freund

Senior Projects Spring 2016

“Incompleteness” is a series of photographs of sculptural tableaux constructed for the camera and lit with a flashlight for long exposures. I use largely cheap materials and intend for their rough particularities be made evident. I have found that this lighting technique allows me the greatest control possible over how light renders the constructed objects.


The Evolution And Influence Of Art In Scientific Illustration, Ahsiya Rebecca Zurita Jan 2016

The Evolution And Influence Of Art In Scientific Illustration, Ahsiya Rebecca Zurita

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.