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Oval Office., Joshua F. Houser Dec 2013

Oval Office., Joshua F. Houser

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Oval Office is the most iconic room in the White House and one of the most recognizable interiors in the United States. I have recreated the Oval Office as a three-dimensional, interactive environment for the purpose of studying 3D modeling, texturing, and environment creation. My recreation of the Oval Office contains more than 30 unique models which use over 100 high-quality texture maps. My goal was to study the creation of both organic and hard surface models as well as learning which workflows were best suited to each object within a scene. I also wanted to study how different ...


Witness: An Artist’S Journey Into The Past, Quanuquanei Alfred Karmue Aug 2013

Witness: An Artist’S Journey Into The Past, Quanuquanei Alfred Karmue

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis as a social documentary, using images to provoke awareness of the emotions of children, their lives during the 15-year old Civil War that was in Liberia, West Africa. This thesis will visually explore different timelines, the past, the present and the future of children depicted. In depicting the past, the images capturing specific moment of what a child had to witness during the war. In depicting the present images showcase the aftermath of the war for children who have survived, and finally, for the future, images showcasing how the lives of some of the children have changed because ...


Naga: Combining 2d And 3d Animation., Min-Zhi Chin May 2013

Naga: Combining 2d And 3d Animation., Min-Zhi Chin

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Naga is an animated short about a lively dragon that roams about the lands embracing it’s surroundings dearly. It discovered a barren land while out exploring and was saddened by the sight. After pondering for a while, it then realized it could revive the land with it’s ability to summon rain using it's dragon ball. The short blends traditional animation and computer animation, where the look is similar to 2D animation but the character and a few environment elements are done in 3D. Software utilized to complete the short were Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint ...


The Secret Life Of Things, Maja Savic May 2013

The Secret Life Of Things, Maja Savic

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The artist discusses the work presented in The Secret Life of Things, her Master of Fine Arts exhibition held at Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, from March 18th through 22nd, 2013. The exhibition consists of sixteen illustrations (four of these are digitally enhanced photographs) and one animation that show the artist’s interest in bringing household objects to life. Pieces in the exhibition can be characterized as humorous with a strong narrative and attention to details. Savić’s ideas are based on traditional education with contemporary influences. All printed work is twenty inches wide, sixteen inches tall, framed, and ...


A House Not Of Our Choosing, Melisa D. Cadell Ms May 2013

A House Not Of Our Choosing, Melisa D. Cadell Ms

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores our existence through the confinement of the human body. The exhibition of “A House Not of Our Choosing,” was presented at the Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring Street Johnson City, Tennessee, from March 1, 2013, to March 8, 2013. It will visually describe Cadell’s thoughts regarding the figure as a fragile vessel. The installation is designed to require the viewer to closely examine the work from multiple perspectives.

The exhibition consists of sculpted paper, etched, painted, manipulated glass slides, and projection. Research discusses the work produced over a three-year period. Exploration and reflection in the areas of ...


Surface, Sherry M. Murphy May 2013

Surface, Sherry M. Murphy

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis paper supports the Master of Fine Arts exhibition at the Tipton Gallery, East Tennessee State University, from January 28th through February 8th, 2013. The exhibit is comprised of two hundred fifty-three porcelain objects and lines created with naturally colored porcelain slips used as paint. SURFACE presents my exploration of the natural world; the experiences and memories created during this process compelled this exhibition. Topics discussed are the influences, concepts, techniques, and methods used to create the work. Included are process images, detail images, and images of selected works from the exhibition.


The Mockingbird, Etsu Department Of Literature And Language, Etsu Department Of Art And Design Jan 2013

The Mockingbird, Etsu Department Of Literature And Language, Etsu Department Of Art And Design

The Mockingbird

Matthew Allen [Decline]; Maria Bledsoe [Gentility of Steel for Jack Higgs]; Joseph Bowman [All That’s Left]; Keith Brake [Walk-Off]; Madison Brown [Blue Plums]; DeVan Burton [Lemons on the Avenue]; Sam Campbell [Fading]; Luke Champouillon [Cold steel infinity]; Maggie Colvett [Seasonal, Postdiluvians, Voie ]; Rima Day [Rococo Head]; Emily Eversgerd [Spring Frost]; Nancy Fischman [Bottle I]; Jane Hicks [Mistress Mine]; John Hodgson [Jormungandr]; Jake Ingram [Marie]; Heather Justice [Tortoise Man]; Laura Higgs Kappel [An Interview with Dr. Jack Higgs by His Daughter,Laura Higgs Kappel]; Robert Kottage [Bonnaroo 2007: A “Coming of Middle Age” Story]; Adam Lambert [Picture of My Father ...