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Creative Consciousness: Becoming A Reflective Designer, Renessa Ciampa Brewer May 2011

Creative Consciousness: Becoming A Reflective Designer, Renessa Ciampa Brewer

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

As a graphic designer, I was drawn to the CCT Program in part because I desired to strengthen my thinking skills as a creative professional. Through being reflective, I aimed to “get more in touch” with my process to better understand it and see how I might improve my approaches. Scholarship on reflective practice in design education and design practice is a growing body of literature, which inspired this synthesis project. This paper looks at Schön’s theories of reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action, models for reflection in the design process provided by Ellmers, Brown, and Bennett, and Reymen, and various reflective ...


Introduction: Audio/Visual, Mara Mills, John Tresch May 2011

Introduction: Audio/Visual, Mara Mills, John Tresch

Departmental Papers (HSS)

“A/V” seems to belong to the always-already obsolete. Even at the height of the craze for “audiovisual aids” in the mid-twentieth century, its association with the humble schoolroom and the “A/V geek” gave the acronym an air of the outmoded. Overtaken, in quick succession, by “multimedia” and “new media” at the end of the century, the audiovisual seems all the more rudimentary, remedial rather than remediated, or simply a minor component of larger media systems.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church: Can A Building Teach?, Tyler Bland May 2011

Bethlehem Lutheran Church: Can A Building Teach?, Tyler Bland

Theses and Dissertations

The public school system in America has slowly phased music education out of most students curriculum. Cutting these programs help schools manage their fiscal budget and also keep students in the classroom longer in hopes that the extra time will produce better test scores. In recent years studies have shown that cutting music programs might not be in the best interest of students, or schools working for better test scores. One such study published in Social Science Quarterly, suggests that “students who participate in music are positively associated with academic achievement, especially during the high school years.” If this study ...


2011 Program Booklet, Rhode Island School Of Design May 2011

2011 Program Booklet, Rhode Island School Of Design

Collection (annual runway show) 2007-Present

Official Collection 2011 Program distributed at the event.


Leaves That Sway: Gold Xianbei Cap Ornaments From Northeast China, Sarah Laursen May 2011

Leaves That Sway: Gold Xianbei Cap Ornaments From Northeast China, Sarah Laursen

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Over the last fifty years, rich finds of gold objects have been uncovered in China’s northeastern Liaoning province. These tombs belonged to a tribe of steppe nomads called the Murong Xianbei who settled north of the Great Wall during the Han dynasty and established a succession of short-lived states called Yan that ruled parts of Northeast Asia during the third to fifth centuries CE. Until now, the history of the Murong and the rapidly emerging field of Murong archaeology have been published almost exclusively in Chinese. This dissertation seeks to rectify the lack of Western scholarship about this unique ...


Bleach, Kim E. Alexander Jr. May 2011

Bleach, Kim E. Alexander Jr.

CGU MFA Theses

The work in this exhibition investigates the unique potential for drawing to articulate the ideas and attitudes of architecture and objects. Accepting drawing as operating in conceptual space, I explore experimental loops within the visual logic of that territory. The work asserts the material fact of drawing and its connection to forms of fabrication in other materials like wood, paint, metal, and plastic. Like painting and sculpting, the drawings occupy an intangible state between objects and ideas. I embrace this irresolution. Please see Download button in top right corner for the full statement.


Repetitive Acts Now, Leigh K. Peacock Ms. May 2011

Repetitive Acts Now, Leigh K. Peacock Ms.

Art and Design Theses

This paper explains at the intersection of Memory theory, Feminist Theory, Existential Psychology, Faith and Contemporary Art, I have found a way to embrace and integrate memories and experiences into my art and be a more fully integrated, emotionally healthy person living fully in the present moment. I articulate my exploration of the broad concept of memory and addressing unresolved negative memories in order to realize healthy change in forming my identity.

Through art and philosophical research I have found substantial corroboration, conceptually supporting my information supporting my Post Minimal art making process. I employ memory evoking materials through the ...


Puzzling Over History: A Study Of Late Antique Cyprus Through Mosaic Art, Melissa Hogan May 2011

Puzzling Over History: A Study Of Late Antique Cyprus Through Mosaic Art, Melissa Hogan

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

This research paper focuses on the mosaic art found in Cyprus that was created during the period of Late Antiquity, which for the purposes of my paper is defined as the 2nd to 6th century A.D. In the study of Cypriot history, mosaics are not simple pieces of art, but invaluable historical evidence that demonstrates the shift in societal values in the transition between two drastically different eras on the island, pagan and Christian. During Late Antiquity the ideals of society moved from pagan emphasis on outward action to inner contemplation and theological meditation. Coinciding with the advent of ...


Ambient Void, Joy Phoenix M. Savage May 2011

Ambient Void, Joy Phoenix M. Savage

Art and Design Theses

The constructed works of Phoenix Savage point to the negotiated world of African Americans. Savage explores her artistic process in relationship to racial tensions both personal and historical.


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News May 2011

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

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A Framework For Digital Emotions, Meghan Rosatelli May 2011

A Framework For Digital Emotions, Meghan Rosatelli

Theses and Dissertations

As new media become more ubiquitous, our emotional experiences in digital space are increasing exponentially as well. While there is much talk of “affective” computing and “affective” new media art, a disconnect exists between networked emotions and the popular media that they inhabit. This research presents a theoretical framework for assessing “digital emotions”—a term that describes the feedback process between digital technologies and the body with respect to short, networked inscriptions of emotion and the (re)experience of those inscriptions within the body and through digital space. Digital emotions display five basic characteristics that can be applied to a ...


Looking Back: An Examination Of Family Archives, James E. Bentley Iii May 2011

Looking Back: An Examination Of Family Archives, James E. Bentley Iii

Art and Design Theses

With digital technology now dominating the film and photography industry, analog resources are becoming scarce. Simultaneously, memories preserved through personal family archives also are in danger of deterioration. Time, heat and humidity can cause film to decay just as the passage of time and the erosion of memory allows their contents to fade. In Looking Back, my family film and photography archives are exhumed and collectively examined by myself and my family. Reflecting upon this massive accumulation of imagery and their attached memories seems an endless task. However, as expressed in Looking Back, the greater the effort to bring conclusive ...


Ascension: A Fine And Performing Art Scholar Thesis., Joe Singleton May 2011

Ascension: A Fine And Performing Art Scholar Thesis., Joe Singleton

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Ascension discusses multiple subjects concerning the art of the author, including death, religion, and painting.


Dispensing Wilderness., Evan Edward Townsend May 2011

Dispensing Wilderness., Evan Edward Townsend

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This honor’s thesis and my solo exhibition, borne from the love of wilderness, seek to connect with the reader/viewer personally as nature is connected with us. My art refers to the responsibility we all share for a connection to and stewardship of nature. Through my show and thesis and through the lens of art, I hope to inform and raise consciousness of our waning and coveted American wildernesses and natural wonders. Each piece in my show has a historical context that provides information about my thought process and my need to educate. With my research providing the backlighting ...


Fossil Peonies And Birds Master Of Arts In Studio Art Thesis., Jing Jing May 2011

Fossil Peonies And Birds Master Of Arts In Studio Art Thesis., Jing Jing

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Because of influences of Chinese flower-and-bird paintings, I created a series of fossil peonies and birds paintings. This paper describes the concept of this series, materials, creative process, cultural and contextual influences, and the artists who inspired my works. Several problems I encountered during the creative process were addressed and have been solved to my satisfaction. My concept was influenced by my desire to combine Western painting techniques with Eastern topic and style.


A Matter Of Taste., Charles E. Haskins May 2011

A Matter Of Taste., Charles E. Haskins

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis paper supports the Master of Fine Arts exhibition at the Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, from March 14th through March 18th, 2011. The exhibit is composed of nine oil paintings depicting an invented story about two characters who create a soup for a cooking competition. The show A Matter of Taste chronicles an allegory concerning the evaluation of creative works. Through Gaudie and Baudie's "odd" recipe this work illustrates the ways in artists and art audiences interact and determine artistic value. The work is inspired by techniques in distortion and narrative painting. The following expands on ...


Stray: Paintings, Drawings, And Sculpture., Stephanie Streeter May 2011

Stray: Paintings, Drawings, And Sculpture., Stephanie Streeter

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The artist discusses her Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Stray, held at Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, from April 4th to April 8th. The show exhibit consists largely of self-portraits derived from the artist’s dreams, in an array of media including mixed media on paper, oil on canvas, and wire frame sculpture, all completed in the Spring of 2011, with the exception of one sculpture.

Ideas explored include the influence of dreams, representation of the self, masking, disguising, the loss of home, and the tendency of memory to fade. Influences discussed include the written work of Milan Kundera ...


Luce E Ombre - Light And Shadows, Robert L. Foah May 2011

Luce E Ombre - Light And Shadows, Robert L. Foah

Art and Design Theses

This thesis focuses on the oppositional and complimentary forces of light and shadows in the culture of Naples, Italy. Demonstrating, through photographs and the analysis of these photographs, how the light of Naples, a ‘northern’ light, and its resultant shadows echo (metaphorically and in reality) the light and shadows of the society, culture and history of Naples, Italy.


Foster Child, Brooke N. Creef May 2011

Foster Child, Brooke N. Creef

Art and Design Theses

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Foster Child is my attempt to bring to light my love for dolls as creatures to be created and imagined again and again. In terms of childhood play, toys function and exist on many levels. Each becomes a friend to some and, in some cases, a confidant. Dolls become more than a plastic play-thing and through the eyes of the individual take on a life of their own based upon the ...


Wisp, Karen E. Cleveland May 2011

Wisp, Karen E. Cleveland

Art and Design Theses

WISP is a forest that requests a reconsideration of the human relationship to nature and to the woods. It beckons the spirit and threads the supernatural through the everyday. The forest installation is comprised of drawings, sound, and suspended inorganic and organic objects that create an intimate entanglement and engages the body and senses. This paper reflects the experiences and the philosophies that led to this installation.


Conscious Living: A Look At Two Low-Impact Intentional Communities, Carmen S. Price May 2011

Conscious Living: A Look At Two Low-Impact Intentional Communities, Carmen S. Price

Art and Design Theses

Conscious Living is a series of visual solutions to a current and escalating problem in increasingly populated modern societies between its citizens and the environment they inhabit. Documented in the photographs are two dissimilar intentional communities that both strive to operate harmoniously with the surrounding ecology.

Originally intending to address the misconception that low impact living is uncomfortable or unsatisfying, this research and my firsthand experience has led to conclusions that are more complex and less didactic. Although the images focus on these two communities, ultimately the intention is to provide the viewer with new perspectives on these niche groups ...


Shirin Neshat: A Contemporary Orientalist, Mojgan Khosravi May 2011

Shirin Neshat: A Contemporary Orientalist, Mojgan Khosravi

Art and Design Theses

This thesis analyzes Shirin Neshat’s Women of Allah photographs by exploring key socio-political events that have shaped Iranian history since the reign of Cyrus the Great, ca. 600 B.C. Since Neshat’s photographs have been largely intended for a Western audience, it is important to explore the concept of colonialism that has created East/West polarities and so greatly influenced our modern era. This paper intends to demonstrate that Neshat’s images perpetuate Edward Said’s concept of Orientalism, which allocates the Oriental to an inferior position vis-à-vis his Occidental counterpart. For a Western audience, Neshat’s consistent ...


Fixing Belief: Artificial Preservatives, James Walker Tufts Iv May 2011

Fixing Belief: Artificial Preservatives, James Walker Tufts Iv

Masters Theses

Research opened with inquiries into the state space of the self and various modalities of the construction of the self. Flawed research design led towards a loss of original focus, spaces opened accordingly. Early sculptural work looked towards a semantic flattening through flushing out and digitally manipulated photographic and video work investigated avenues of ocular-centric landscape construction. Photoshop CS5 and its Content Aware Fill tool were engaged as collaborator and animations ensued. Hesitant time-based sketches were developed to suggest work incomplete and instead took their place. Space-based sketches followed, using the multiple to thwart focus on parts and draw it ...


"By Reason Of Birth", Cheyenne Kody Crawford May 2011

"By Reason Of Birth", Cheyenne Kody Crawford

Masters Theses

This written monograph is intended to parallel my MFA thesis show, “by reason of birth”. These written accounts from my childhood are specific occurrences in my life that influenced the creation of this work. Through the combination of written and made work, I recall an ambiguous past that allows the viewer to infer his or her own personal histories alongside mine.


Ragland, Mark S. (Fa 559), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Ragland, Mark S. (Fa 559), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 559. Paper: "Influence of Popular Culture on the Subject of Art," done by Mark S. Ragland as part of a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes an interview done by Ragland with artist and art educator Michael Taylor about the influence of popular culture on art, with particular emphasis on the pop art genre.


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News May 2011

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

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The Passion For The Goddess; A Comparative Study On The Reverence Of The Goddess In Contemporary America And Ancient Mesopotamia, Sierra Helm May 2011

The Passion For The Goddess; A Comparative Study On The Reverence Of The Goddess In Contemporary America And Ancient Mesopotamia, Sierra Helm

Honors Theses

Through a comparative study of contemporary America and ancient Mesopotamia, the devotional practices directed towards the goddess Inanna in ancient Mesopotamia and towards celebrities in present-day America are analyzed. Celebrities have replaced Inanna in terms of representing exceptional figures exemplifying certain qualities--qualities of motherhood, fertility, sexual appeal, wisdom, intelligence, and even that of the warrior--once associated with the ancient goddess. The position of women within these cultures is an important aspect of the research. In ancient Mesopotamia, the position of women decreased over the millennia, from 4000 BCE to 1000 BCE, in which the people of Sumer, Akkadia, Assyria, and ...


Critical Regionalism And The Contemporary Indian Workplace, Cynthia Lakshminarayanan May 2011

Critical Regionalism And The Contemporary Indian Workplace, Cynthia Lakshminarayanan

Art and Design Theses

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This paper represents an exploration into the expression of critical regionalism in a globalized design market. The research looks at the historical progression of Indian design and analyzes traditional concepts and patterns that can be melded with an international design language to create a design solution that speaks to both sides.


Street Art: Inside Out And Outside In, Madeleine Coultrip May 2011

Street Art: Inside Out And Outside In, Madeleine Coultrip

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

When artists choose to create art in the streets, they are moving away from the idea that art belongs in museums for the elite. They bring art to people instead of waiting for people to come to art. In this way, they are challenging the traditional idea that art is sacred and exclusive. Street art, therefore, presents a new kind of creative outlet. Street art seems to depend on raw mass communication that only the street can provide, but it is also rapidly morphing and constantly changing to fit new definitions and purposes. This study attempt to define street art ...


A New View, Meaghan Mulligan May 2011

A New View, Meaghan Mulligan

Art & Art History

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