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Here Comes The Sun, Olivia Valentino Jul 2020

Here Comes The Sun, Olivia Valentino

Backstage Pass

It became very clear while learning about the Beatles this semester is that the group truly were themselves while creating in the studio. This is an image of the group recording and I recreated the feel of that room.


Integrating Art Into Life In Pursuit Of Occupational Balance, Jennifer K. Fortuna Jul 2020

Integrating Art Into Life In Pursuit Of Occupational Balance, Jennifer K. Fortuna

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Sharon Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, an occupational therapy professor and artist based in New York, provided the cover art for the Summer 2020 edition of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Goldfish” is a 10” x 13” watercolor painting. Dr. Gutman has nearly 30 years of experience in clinical practice, higher education, research, and service to the profession. Dr. Gutman pursued a career in occupational therapy because it was a field where she could use her creativity. This decision led to an extraordinary career and a life of service to others. When the demands of a busy lifestyle ...


The Branch On Which The Blossom Hangs, Thomas Sterling Coffey Jul 2020

The Branch On Which The Blossom Hangs, Thomas Sterling Coffey

Theses and Dissertations

The Branch on Which the Blossom Hangs is a body of paintings which address the relationship between landscape or physical presence and the primary experiences of emotion and perception. Through this examination of phenomenology and the malleability of the perceptual apparatus, the paintings express my feeling of dislocation caused by a cycle between depression, dissociation, and mental well-being. They question how an individual relates to their environment. The paintings seek to elicit the allusive and embodied qualities of poetry, framing and evoking a broader experience without defining it. By using the recognizable visual language of landscape, abstracted to the point ...


Slice Of Life : Theater Of The Dinner Table, Kate Pincus-Whitney May 2020

Slice Of Life : Theater Of The Dinner Table, Kate Pincus-Whitney

Masters Theses

Through re-imagining the radical emotional, psychological, political, poetic, and story telling power of food, I use the theater of life to set the stage of the table. Conjuring discussion with Chronos and Kairos, the meal is placed within the liminal; where all bodies are simultaneously present and absent. The painting is as much about life as they are about death. Investigating contemporary life and myth making, I explore the mapping of culture through the objects we consume. I view the tablescape as a place of narrative portraiture. Sometimes the table acts as a shrine, other times a commons or a ...


Frankenstein, Ruins, & Twilight, Braden Bandel May 2020

Frankenstein, Ruins, & Twilight, Braden Bandel

Masters Theses

I am invested in the idea of painting as a container for the psychological. Much of my research is concerned with the role of gothic fiction as a means of processing individual and collective fears and anxieties during times of rapid social, technological, and political change. Drawing a connection between literary fiction and the fiction of the painted image, I attempt to translate some of the ambitions of fiction writing into the realm of painting. I have a proclivity for the fantastical and the melancholic, which have remained as abiding themes in my work at RISD. This thesis will consist ...


3, 2, 1, Omar Lalani May 2020

3, 2, 1, Omar Lalani

Masters Theses

Decreation is a term coined by Simone Weil, described as the program in which we “undo the creature in us” , to submit back to God what God has given us - the self. This project has been a personal duty and life long pursuit presented to me in my early religious upbringing. Direct experience and research have broadened this pursuit to discussions around perception, phenomenology, body awareness, and fear of death. In painting, I reflect on the answers provided in these philosophies and place upon it the important job of examining the construction of the self as well as instigating its ...


This Side Of The Air, Madeline Peckenpaugh May 2020

This Side Of The Air, Madeline Peckenpaugh

Masters Theses

In my thesis, I have chosen to present a collection of stories throughout my life that continue to impact my practice, along with journal entries, gathered notes, and small to large conversations I've had with my peers, parents, visiting artists, and professors. These collection of stories take place in Wisconsin, Philadelphia, and Nepal, ranging in small moments to a span of seven years. I've been writing down words and clues that could lead me to find the thesis-worthy definition of my work and practice. As if someone or something else other than myself holds the knowledge I'm ...


Father Figures, Chris Regner May 2020

Father Figures, Chris Regner

Masters Theses

I work serially, using autobiography as a jumping-off point for satire, humiliation, and explorations of the grotesque. My paintings tackle a variety of topics, including religious and cultish indoctrination, the use of technology and its effect on societal discourse, and stereotypical notions of masculinity that find their way into every subject I explore. Using my personal experiences as a foundation, my paintings have questioned archetypes found within these themes, all the while challenging my own values and beliefs. I position myself as an anti-proselytizer, complicating the easy answer and presenting morally questionable individuals with the intent of causing contradictory interpretations ...


He Makes The Twigs Our Mouths To Meet, Josh Meier May 2020

He Makes The Twigs Our Mouths To Meet, Josh Meier

Masters Theses

He Makes the Figs Our Mouths to Meet investigates the relationship between the painted image and the cast subject. By compressing the visual contradictions of pictorial and physical space, my work argues for a simultaneity of conditions and emotions. I am interested in how two material realities can hybridize to produce a new, unanticipated, re-imagined self-portraiture. This thesis contextualizes my recent works within historical frameworks and discourses including other artists’ writings and artworks, philosophies of abjection, feminist and queer theories of embodiment, poetry, film, and stream-of-consciousness memoir.


Hain't, Jarrett Key May 2020

Hain't, Jarrett Key

Masters Theses

Jarrett Key’s thesis book examines their journey towards understanding their freedom through three lenses: Survival, Transformation and Celebration. Through pointed excavation of the oral histories and lost stories of their upbringing in rural Alabama, their work presents critiques of the historical conditions that sowed the seeds of their contemporary personhood, while simultaneously creating spaces to celebrate beauty, joy, and survival. The objects Key builds perform their freedom and are crafted from materials that reference pieces of their own personal narrative. Highlighting works from Leaving the City (oil paintings on cement), the Hot Comb (forged black steel sculptures), and Slave ...


The Cliffs Of Moher, Megan M. Mishler May 2020

The Cliffs Of Moher, Megan M. Mishler

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Winds Of Change, Megan M. Mishler May 2020

Winds Of Change, Megan M. Mishler

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


“Birth”, Joshua C. Mettille May 2020

“Birth”, Joshua C. Mettille

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

I am an artist who creates abstracted images of birds using different colors, shapes, and lines. Each piece represents a major part of my past, present, or future and my memories and feelings associated with them. This is part of my solo exhibition “Reflections,” as I am reflecting back on my life through the act of painting.


Entire Issue, Kyra E. Blair, Rachel Sedgwick May 2020

Entire Issue, Kyra E. Blair, Rachel Sedgwick

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine 2018-present

No abstract provided.


Coffee Break, Reeya Gandhi May 2020

Coffee Break, Reeya Gandhi

Diamond Line Undergraduate Literary Magazine

Reeya Gandhi is a freshman at the University of Arkansas double majoring in social work and English (Creative Writing).


Permeable Figure, Justice Henderson May 2020

Permeable Figure, Justice Henderson

Diamond Line Undergraduate Literary Magazine

Justice Henderson is a senior at the University of Aranksas recieving a BFA in painting, a BA in journalism and a minor in art history. Engaging with the abstraction of perception, Henderson uses painting and drawing techniques to investigate the concept of ephemerality and reconfigures shapes and colors to create a visual experience based on the illusion of three-dimensional space. Henderson lives on her homewtown of Morrilton, AR, where she continues to create paintings, drawings and installations.


Distortion, Contortion, Disorientation, Manipulation, Exploration, Inspiration: Experiments With Space And Form In Painting, Sarah House May 2020

Distortion, Contortion, Disorientation, Manipulation, Exploration, Inspiration: Experiments With Space And Form In Painting, Sarah House

Student Honors Theses By Year

I experience the world as an unstable and complicated place, and I strive to convey that instability and complexity in my work. By exploring my subjects from multiple perspectives and manipulating spaces and forms, I undermine my assumptions about the world around me and push myself and the viewer to ask new questions.

My work evolved throughout the senior seminar as I developed new strategies to push my representation of space and form. When we were forced to leave the studio because of COVID-19, my process changed dramatically. As I adjusted to a chaotic living situation and a cluttered environment ...


Encumbered By Stage Fright Or I’M Not Sure Why I Did That, Chris Scott May 2020

Encumbered By Stage Fright Or I’M Not Sure Why I Did That, Chris Scott

Graduate School of Art Theses

I hope to be as honest as possible. I’m hoping to be the star of the show. This is a series of onanistic musings, a rambling narrative that oscillates between truth and fabrication. There are instances of earnestness paired with ostentatious exaggeration. The frequent leaps from subject to subject, often seemingly unrelated to one another, reflect the ineluctably scatterbrained headspace that dictates how I operate in the studio, in every facet of life. Through this lens of storytelling I delve into a few artists, like Bruce Nauman, and rock and roll musicians, like Lou Reed, who I have been ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Music And Art Through Paint And Performance, Anna Eyink May 2020

Exploring The Relationship Between Music And Art Through Paint And Performance, Anna Eyink

Honors Projects

This project sought to find methods for translating musical compositions into visual compositions. After thorough analysis of each piece's structure, colors, rhythms, tonality, accompaniment, purpose, and extramusical influences, the goal was to conceptualize appropriate color schemes, shapes, mark making, paint application, and arrangements to create a visual representation of the music. As a result, each painting has elements that make sense from a musician's perspective as well as that of an artist.


The Always And Never Seen, Linnea Ryshke May 2020

The Always And Never Seen, Linnea Ryshke

Graduate School of Art Theses

In my art practice, I strive to recover the value of non-human animals as fellow beings with whom we are in relation. In the last decade, “the animal question” has gained momentum across disciplines, and I situate myself as part of the effort to challenge the denigration of nonhuman animals that has led to the widespread exploitation of their labor and bodies. In my practice, I create paintings, drawings and mixed-media collages that recover the genesis of the word “animal” as meaning one with breath, one with soul. Through expressionist mark and material tactility, I create intimate and large-scale works ...


The Life And Struggles Of Red Cockaded Woodpeckers, Michaela Gay May 2020

The Life And Struggles Of Red Cockaded Woodpeckers, Michaela Gay

Honors Theses

This series of paintings focuses on red cockaded woodpeckers, an endangered species of bird and the longleaf pines forests which they live in and are reliant upon. I drew my inspiration mostly from personal experience with my family’s own efforts to restore one of these forests as well as my longstanding belief in the importance of protecting the environment. However, the point of these paintings is not to preach to people, but rather to show them the beauty of these trees and birds, so they can perhaps begin to care about them themselves instead of just being told that ...


Don't Forget Me, I Can't Hide It, Thomas H. Morrill May 2020

Don't Forget Me, I Can't Hide It, Thomas H. Morrill

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Memory, technology, and space are the metaphorical and material players in my work. The video represents an emerging consciousness stuck in a nostalgia-laced, self-referential, emotive loop. It weighs the probability of its experience of life as solipsism. The walls are facsimiles of walls.


Second Chances, Michael Bingham May 2020

Second Chances, Michael Bingham

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

"Second Chances"

"Making the most out of whatever Life gives you".

For decades I have been making art out of things that other people have abandoned, discarded, sent to thrift stores or sold in garage sales. Since my youth I have possessed the ability to find value, usefulness and even see beauty in objects that most others would label as trash.

This is both a curse and a blessing. It requires patience and space to save, appreciate and tolerate the chaos accompanying objects that have not yet found their useful place in the world. Most of the art, including my ...


Barren: A Case Study Using Art In Religious Instruction To Foster Empathy By Providing Deeper Insight And Encouraging Contemporary Dialogue, Esther Hi'ilani Candari May 2020

Barren: A Case Study Using Art In Religious Instruction To Foster Empathy By Providing Deeper Insight And Encouraging Contemporary Dialogue, Esther Hi'ilani Candari

Masters Theses

This thesis draws upon a review of current literature related to the empathy-building potential of fine art and experiences of infertile women, especially those within Judeo-Christian communities, to build a case study for utilizing fine art to create stronger more empathetic communities. For this case study, the researcher utilized an online survey of infertile Judeo-Christian women to further clarify the specific needs of this minority group. Then she drew upon a broad array of current and historical literature and artwork to discern what cultural and theological trends may have framed infertility as a stigma. Using this information she then produced ...


Charting A New Course Through Meaningful Occupation, Jennifer K. Fortuna Apr 2020

Charting A New Course Through Meaningful Occupation, Jennifer K. Fortuna

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Rory Odom, an artist and United States Marine Corps Veteran based in Florida, provided the cover art for the Spring 2020 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Turtles All the Way Down” is an 8”x10” oil painting on canvas. After a tragic accident changed the course of Rory’s life, painting gave him hope. During rehabilitation, Rory sought opportunities to challenge himself and build technical skill as a painter. His bold use of color and signature impressionist style convey emotion and movement. In the face of adversity, meaningful occupation helped Rory chart a new course in ...


Painting Ecological Change In Pacific Northwest Bird Populations, Rachel Rothberg Apr 2020

Painting Ecological Change In Pacific Northwest Bird Populations, Rachel Rothberg

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

The following four oil paintings are part of an ongoing series that visually explores bird populations and behavior in Northwest Washington, particularly in Bellingham and Whatcom County. I combine biological, detailed illustration with painterly practices to communicate fragile ecological balances to my audience through a medium seen less frequently in the field of conservation. My work examines the tension between life and death in the natural world to provoke conversations about environmental issues and to encourage compassion for local scenery. The work illuminates how birds, humans, and the ecosystems we inhabit are intertwined, inspiring a sense of wonder for our ...


The Fantastic Bildwelten Of Wolfgang Harms, Tanya A. Kramer Mar 2020

The Fantastic Bildwelten Of Wolfgang Harms, Tanya A. Kramer

LSU Master's Theses

Wolfgang Harms is an artist from Nuremberg, Germany, who has not been studied at length in the recent past. This thesis explains why the artist is deserving of study. The first chapter is a biographical introduction to the artist and his early works. The following chapters discuss the importance of Nuremberg and mural painting to Harms. The final chapter will analyze the artist’s place in the historical context of Fantastic Realism and the history of art in general. Overall, the purpose of the thesis is to show how Wolfgang Harms is a unique independent-minded artist, who is deserving of ...


Flowers In A Wasteland 2, Elizabeth V. Netcher Jan 2020

Flowers In A Wasteland 2, Elizabeth V. Netcher

The Hilltop Review

This piece represents abstracted flowers thriving in a wasteland. Though the flowers are difficult to make out, the viewer can still distinguish each flower through the hazy blur of a landscape.


Who's Mess?, Jordan Stohl Jan 2020

Who's Mess?, Jordan Stohl

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Sculpture, Video and Painting have become tools for mediating a hyperactive society fetishizing sensory overload.


Indigenous Woman., Annabelle R. Broeffle Jan 2020

Indigenous Woman., Annabelle R. Broeffle

Senior Art Portfolios

Abstract three-piece series created by Annabelle Broeffle in the fall of 2019. It includes sculpture and installation art. The series is focused on indigenous social issues.