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Seeing Through Feeling, Christopher Mitchell Rodgers May 2019

Seeing Through Feeling, Christopher Mitchell Rodgers

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this paper is to describe both the inherent formal qualities and conceptual framework that are addressed within the exhibition, Seeing Through Feeling. The exhibition is centered around the methodology of making, collection, and display all through the one singular positioning, the object. The objects within the exhibition are either handmade or collected fragments that weave together around the singular position of craft and history under the pretense of how our understanding of time may not always be true. The thesis breaks down key components through specific themes into the categories of the hand, eye, symbol, object, value ...


Beauty In Imperfection: Post-Hyperreal Cosmetic Containers, Se Hee Jang Jan 2019

Beauty In Imperfection: Post-Hyperreal Cosmetic Containers, Se Hee Jang

Theses and Dissertations

An unhealthy reliance on vision alone, fed by pervasive, doctored, hyperreal imagery in the mass media, suppresses a more balanced use of other senses, reinforcing superficial beauty standards. Trapped by an uncritical preference for the visually “perfect” and harmonious, people increasingly seek to remove physical attributes they consider “imperfect,” without first considering how these “imperfections” benefit and distinguish them as unique individuals.

This thesis addresses superficial beauty standards by shifting focus from singularly visual experience to a more nuanced sensory aesthetic that also considers haptic qualities. Through a combination of research writing and targeted making, my work examines society’s ...


Jomon Pottery: Influence, Style, Technique, Zachary Cervenka Jan 2019

Jomon Pottery: Influence, Style, Technique, Zachary Cervenka

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

I have been researching Japanese art and culture for most of my college career, studying it for classes, papers, and presentation. The purpose of this honors project was to further explore the creation of ceramic objects and its unique position in the larger sphere of Japanese culture, art, and art history by immersing myself it its origins, Jomon pottery, by learning from and trying to recreate this traditional ceramic process.

From Junko Habu’s Ancient Jomon of Japan and Jonathan Kidder Jr’s The Jomon pottery of Japan, I found that the forms of the earliest examples of Jomon ceramic ...


2018 Forces, Scott Yarbrough Mar 2018

2018 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


From 3d To 3d, Erik O. Lozano, Lauren B. Selden, Robert Z. Selden Jr. Jan 2018

From 3d To 3d, Erik O. Lozano, Lauren B. Selden, Robert Z. Selden Jr.

CRHR: Archaeology

From 3D to 3D is a research project that involves traditional ceramics and technology to re-create a clay vessel at different scales and in different materials while trying to understand aesthetic and perceptions of value. With a background in Industrial Design, I have always been interested in technology and fabrication methods, three-dimensional (3D) printing being one of them. However, this often implies repetition and standardization, and as an artist I strive to create one-of-a-kind objects that include evidence associated with the making process. Part of my work is based on traditional forms that incorporate small alterations. I use one or ...


Irrational Aggregates, Courtney N. Ryan Jan 2018

Irrational Aggregates, Courtney N. Ryan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis paper examines the work included in my Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition entitled Irrational Aggregates. The goal of this work is to facilitate a dialogue between our natural environment and the excessive consumer-based environments in which we live. Combining a variety of ceramic techniques including hand building, wheel throwing, and casting these sculptures appear to be grown from, and even taken over by nature itself.

Often drawing inspiration from my personal narrative, that of consistent upheaval, relocation, and adjustment to new places, my work can appear both grounded and in a state of motion. I believe that ...


2017 Forces, R. Scott Yarbrough May 2017

2017 Forces, R. Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


Pushzoompantilt, A Letter To Grandmother, Karl Y. Schwiesow Jan 2017

Pushzoompantilt, A Letter To Grandmother, Karl Y. Schwiesow

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

pushzoompantilt is an ongoing body of work that considers the relationship of handmade art objects with found and altered objects of utility and leisure. Addressed herein is an explanation of this relationship between clay form and altered objects seen through the lens of open and closed systems and fixedness.


2016 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2016

2016 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


Marginalia, Scott Edward Vander Veen Jan 2016

Marginalia, Scott Edward Vander Veen

Senior Projects Spring 2016

To explain, in a phrase, Marginalia is a space of queer esotericism. These terms may be evocative at best; rational understanding, through careful language, is inherently at odds with Marginalia itself.

Queerness, esotericism— both are nebulous terms because they invoke rejection and subversion as a means of orientation. They are always antitheses. They reject canon where it comfortably stands: the canon of contemporary aesthetics, of rationality, of identity, sexuality and body. Marginalia, as much as it is able, exists explicitly and intentionally outside the narratives that we are most familiar with.

Estranging itself from normative structures, Marginalia is given the ...


Synthetic Landscapes, Benjamin Thomas Jordan Jan 2016

Synthetic Landscapes, Benjamin Thomas Jordan

Theses and Dissertations

My work explores the complex social geography of modern society and the intricate relationship between mankind and the environment. Through this work I explore the past and present lineage of manifest destiny, from its beginnings in Europe to western expansion in America, to forms it has takes in contemporary America. These ceramic forms serve as the conceptual grounds to explore the romanticizing of the western landscape especially from an individual and group perspective. I simultaneously celebrate the history of the pastoral life while questioning the authenticity, and motivations of that lifestyle, and use this platform as a jumping off point ...


Closed For Business, Tyler Schrandt Jan 2016

Closed For Business, Tyler Schrandt

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Closed for Business is an installation which creates an immersive environment that awards the curious. The inspiration for the exhibition came from local industry and human tendency. In likeliness of a defunct factory, the installation transforms the gallery into a dimly lit mysterious space. Using mostly objects found on local farms and in everyday households, a narrative takes shape. The question "what happened here?" looms as you investigate the space looking for clues. With a keen eye for observation, you navigate the room and stumble upon the office of a misguided -- and missing -- entrepreneur. As you internalizing the questionable activity ...


2015 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2015

2015 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


Cumulus Accumulate, Suzanne Marie Fluty May 2015

Cumulus Accumulate, Suzanne Marie Fluty

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Suzanne Fluty MFA Creative Project


2014 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2014

2014 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


What We Give, Nicole B. Stupin May 2014

What We Give, Nicole B. Stupin

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The artist discusses the concept, imagery, and research influences behind a body of work entitled What We Give, for the completion of her Bachelor of Arts Degree and undergraduate research for the Fine and Performing Arts Scholars branch of East Tennessee State University’s Honors College. The artist used this body of work to explore her personal relationships with the ocean, Aspergers, and information. Particularly, the artist’s pseudo-mystic beliefs about the ocean, her frustrations with her life struggles, and fascinations with scientific facts and libation vessels are discussed. Dysfunctionality is cited as the driving force behind the thought process ...


Garth Johnson, School Of Art Mar 2014

Garth Johnson, School Of Art

Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artists Fund, artist Garth Johnson visited campus and presented a lecture on March 31, 2014, in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building. For more information on the artist, visit http://wondabread.com/garthjohnson/.

For the event press release please see IWU News & Events.


2013 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2013

2013 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


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.


2012 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2012

2012 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


2011 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2011

2011 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


Measured Chance, Brian R. Kluge Apr 2011

Measured Chance, Brian R. Kluge

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

In my practice I use clay to make enigmatic, non-representational sculptures that employ reductive geometry and archetypal forms. By pressing clay into a variety of molds, it is my intention to contrast a primal crudeness with a skilled precision in my handling of the material. I fabricate objects that range in scale from handheld to human- size. In this work, I combine references to the forms of manmade things with surfaces that allude to age and wear resulting from natural patinas that occur on stone, wood, or metal. This body of work shares qualities with the Minimalist and Earth Art ...


Jason Walker, School Of Art Feb 2011

Jason Walker, School Of Art

Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artists Fund, ceramic artist Jason Walker visited campus and presented a lecture on February 17, 2011 in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building. For more information on the artist, visit http://jasonwalkerceramics.com/.


Stack, Mary Eich Jan 2011

Stack, Mary Eich

The University Scholar

No abstract provided.


2010 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2010

2010 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


Black, White, Brown, Aisha S. Harrison Apr 2010

Black, White, Brown, Aisha S. Harrison

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

BLACK, WHITE, BROWN Aisha Shani Harrison, M.F.A University of Nebraska, 2010

Adviser: Gail Kendall

I address emotions and perceptions that are complex and multifaceted. My goal is for the work to communicate these emotions in a way that makes them accessible to others. Most people have felt disconnected, longing, anticipation, relief, anger, frustration and have experienced internal conflict. While this work touches on these emotions, there is, because of who I am, a set of questions I am asking regarding racial identity.

This autobiographical work is a series of ceramic figures that are engaged with symbolic objects which ...


Am I Here?, Carla M. Potter Apr 2010

Am I Here?, Carla M. Potter

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

My interest in art and figuration has its roots in a childhood where ballet classes and performing were my first love. This work is about an accumulation of experience that relates to that rich formative time in my life, so I choose a format of presenting the figure that reflects that stage of my life. I make small-scale narrative sculptures that show me at various ages with objects that are emblematic of my experiences at those times. These items, ranging from a child’s car seat to the lacy veil from First Holy Communion, additionally represent those societal institutions intended ...


My Universe, Yesica Moran Jan 2010

My Universe, Yesica Moran

The University Scholar

No abstract provided.


Middle Child, Mary Eich Jan 2010

Middle Child, Mary Eich

The University Scholar

No abstract provided.