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Apparent Fate, 2010: Dismantling The Notion Of Photographic Truth, Kelsey M. Macdonald May 2010

Apparent Fate, 2010: Dismantling The Notion Of Photographic Truth, Kelsey M. Macdonald

Scripps Senior Theses

When creating a current work, artists cannot ignore the images that have preceded theirs. The history of a medium and the related history of subject matter is vital to the meaning of a new art work. Each sign and symbol has a connotation out of the artists’ control. The developed meaning of a symbol is inseparable for the viewer regardless of the acknowledgment of that meaning by the artist. To work with imagery and not address it’s historical context is to perpetuate it’s meaning. The only way to not state what has already been stated is to critically ...


The Feminine Ideal, Rosalena L. Miller May 2010

The Feminine Ideal, Rosalena L. Miller

Scripps Senior Theses

While footwear was originally meant to protect the feet and enable the wearer to span larger distances and rough materials, today shoes are often seen as a fashion statement and a sex symbol for women. In his book, Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things, Marcel Danesi examines how high heels have moved away from the original purpose of shoes and now “seem to contravene this function. They are uncomfortable and yet millions of women wear them." They have moved from practicality to a sign of femininity, sexuality, and power.


The Evolution Of Craft In Contemporary Feminist Art, Carolyn E. Packer May 2010

The Evolution Of Craft In Contemporary Feminist Art, Carolyn E. Packer

Scripps Senior Theses

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Portrait: A Graphic Novel And Artist's Book, Rosalie Edholm May 2010

Portrait: A Graphic Novel And Artist's Book, Rosalie Edholm

Scripps Senior Theses

At this exact moment, graphic novels are enjoying a heyday of popularity, profusion and attention. As the graphic novel medium matures and detaches itself from the “non-serious” reputation of comics, it is becoming clear that graphic novels are a powerful and effective art form, using the both verbal and the visual to relay their narratives. Portrait, the short graphic novel that is my senior art project, is intended to emphasize the artist’s book character of the graphic novel, and serve as an example of how a graphic novel’s artist’s book characteristics allow communication of the artist’s ...


How Can We Grow If We Destroy Our Roots? An Analysis Of Roots As Metaphor For Growth And Urban Change, Alexis Vaughn Apr 2010

How Can We Grow If We Destroy Our Roots? An Analysis Of Roots As Metaphor For Growth And Urban Change, Alexis Vaughn

Scripps Senior Theses

Roots: They take hold; they grow, expand and change, creating networks and sub-networks as they start to break above the earth's surface and stretch up higher towards the sky day by day. Roots can be taken out (the stock, stem or trunk removed), but both the memory and the evidence of the roots' existence will continue to remain for a while to come. The idea of "roots" applies to so much: from artists taking inspiration from previous artists, even at times to mirror the change in the world which one artist had previously documented; from the places we establish ...


Visualizing The Nation: Constructing A Czech National Art In The Prague Biennale, Carrie Dedon Apr 2010

Visualizing The Nation: Constructing A Czech National Art In The Prague Biennale, Carrie Dedon

Pomona Senior Theses

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Vantage Point: The Representation Of Place And The Visual Experience, Jennifer A. Cohen Apr 2010

Vantage Point: The Representation Of Place And The Visual Experience, Jennifer A. Cohen

Scripps Senior Theses

We, as human beings, are unique creatures that have a need to form places. This obsession with claiming spaces and turning them into places starts at a young age. Maybe it is the first time a child goes to the park and claims a corner of the sand pit, because they think the sand is better on the right side. Perhaps it is a specific seat in the bleachers a person sits in at every home football game. Or maybe it is much more significant, like the spot on the path by the curved tree, next to the bike shed ...