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Among The Ruins, Edie Steiner Mar 2018

Among The Ruins, Edie Steiner

The Goose

Photographic essay, a version of which was first presented at the 2011 Green Words/Green Worlds Conference, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto. Images previously presented in the exhibition Abject Transformations at Arcadia Art Gallery, Toronto.


The Wasteland, Tiasa Adhya Feb 2018

The Wasteland, Tiasa Adhya

The Goose

Riverine floodplains and deltas that have cradled human civilization and are now ravaged by ecologically blind land-use policies form the context of this poem. Policies that term nutrient rich wetlands as "wastelands" are economically motivated and backed by policy makers for short-term gains. The conversion of wetlands makes refugees out of resident wild species. The first few lines of the poem describe the character of the fishing cat, the only cat in South Asia that is adapted for wetlands and is an indicator of the health of wetland ecosystems. The poem talks of a nemesis that awaits the human world ...


Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts Feb 2018

Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This project is the beginning of what I intend to be a larger, evolving work that seeks to marry the theoretical with the practical when considering fashion objects that have “served their purpose”. The object at the project’s focal point: a worn out pair of blue jeans. My particular focus on jeans is based on the fact that they, alongside the t-shirt, are one of the most ubiquitous and commonly owned pieces of clothing for people all over the world. This wardrobe staple transcends age, race, and class, as it occupies an iconic status that has made them invulnerable ...


Pendleton, Darlene (Fa 1127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Pendleton, Darlene (Fa 1127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1127. Student paper titled “The Art of Lace Making” in which Darlene Pendleton details the challenges and intricacies of braiding, lace making, knotting, and tatting. Pendleton, a student in the Textiles, Clothing, and Merchandising program at WKU, collected her data from two home economics teachers and one university instructor. The paper contains biographies of each informant, illustrations of patterns and designs, and samples of handiwork.


Bringing Students Into The Picture: Teaching With Tableaux Vivants, Ellery E. Foutch Jan 2018

Bringing Students Into The Picture: Teaching With Tableaux Vivants, Ellery E. Foutch

Art History Pedagogy & Practice

This article explores a recent experiment in implementing tableaux vivants as a college-level art history assignment, in which students researched works of art and also assumed the pose, posture, and attributes of the work; students were also invited to reconceptualize and think transformatively about these historical works. Drawing upon the principles of Universal Design for Learning, the assignment offers an impetus for close looking, research, critical thinking, interpretation and creativity, and an engagement in metacognitive and embodied experiences, as will be demonstrated by the resulting assignments and students’ written self-reflections. While the assignment was originally designed for a course focused ...


True, Valerie (Fa 1122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

True, Valerie (Fa 1122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1122. Student paper titled “Making of Lye Soap” in which Valerie True details the processes behind soap production. True’s informants include her grandmother, Delora True, and her boyfriend’s mother, Frances Chaney. Additional information regarding the uses of lye soap, necessary ingredients, and tools of the trade are also included. Black and white photographs of the process are provided as well.


Xu Zhen & Madein Company: The Phenomenon Of Artist-Company, Qianfan Gu Jan 2018

Xu Zhen & Madein Company: The Phenomenon Of Artist-Company, Qianfan Gu

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The thesis is about the phenomenon of "artist-company" -- commercial methodologies employed by contemporary artists are determining their artworks. Taking XuZhen as a case study, it attempts to understand the phenomenon through aspects including art autonomy and institutional theories. It argues that "artist-company" is a continuation of institutional critique.


The Tragic Notion Of Painting, Yang Yu Jan 2018

The Tragic Notion Of Painting, Yang Yu

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The tragic notion in my painting is to remind the viewers of the preciousness of their lives. My paintings convey the same feeling as Rothko achieved with his dark paintings. I express my personal experience on the canvas by employing colors and cinematic Atmosphere.


Fraktured Homeland, Jennifer Shenk Dec 2017

Fraktured Homeland, Jennifer Shenk

Art Practices MFA Theses

My installation, titled Fraktured Homeland, is a tribute to the fraktur. By translating it into a different material and releasing it from the confines of the two dimensional page, I seek to breathe new life into the space of the fraktur, moving the tradition forward.


You Are Not Here, Peter Cullum Dec 2017

You Are Not Here, Peter Cullum

Art Practices MFA Theses

These paintings embody the shadowy memories of my time within nature. I have turned the front of each painting to face the wall, allowing only a fleeting glimpse of an unobtainable image to be experienced through the reverse. The landscapes recorded on the painterly and drawn surfaces exist now only as an elusive glimpse, appearing, disappearing, and shifting at different viewing angles.

These works stand as a monument to humility. They are mementos of my fluctuating and imperfect memory, charged with the desire for an original experience that I can never again possess. This is presented, not merely to frustrate ...


Vesuvius At Home, Christin Elizabeth Turner Dec 2017

Vesuvius At Home, Christin Elizabeth Turner

Art Practices MFA Theses

Vesuvius At Home is a 14-minute experimental essay film that de-contextualizes Pompeii as a site of personal mythology and memory; beginning with a VHS tape of third-graders re-enacting The Fall of Pompeii in 1993.


Splitting Water With Wood, Matthew Smith Dec 2017

Splitting Water With Wood, Matthew Smith

Art Practices MFA Theses

My thesis project Splitting Water with Wood is an installation consisting of a handmade boat and projected video of a durational performance that engaged the boat in unconventional ways. Throughout the project and paper, I employ conceptions of faith as a crucial lens to begin to understand my current body of work; a handcrafted boat as an exploratory apparatus, the labor surrounding it as an act of devotion, and a resulting performance that experiments with ideas about baptism. By challenging presupposed notions of how a boat traditionally functions, I rely on the lively materiality of the object and its environment ...


Ordinary Disorder, Jonathan S. Tracy Dec 2017

Ordinary Disorder, Jonathan S. Tracy

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The pictorial spaces in my paintings are found through many drawings, based on memories. In these drawings I use the architectural technique of paraline drawing, in pointed contrast to one or two point perspective. With a fixed point of view unavailable, the viewer or reader becomes the writer too. This is what I intend. The paraline method also engages specific corners of art history to which I relate, including woodblock prints of Japanese interiors, Chinese brush painting landscapes with houses, and the shifting, rotating perspectives found in Baroque painting. My intensely personal memories/drawings are transfused into highly material finished ...


Motive Through Automotive Compassionately Criticizing The Desires Of Car Culture, Erika R. Lehrmann Dec 2017

Motive Through Automotive Compassionately Criticizing The Desires Of Car Culture, Erika R. Lehrmann

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

My artwork represents my admiration and criticisms of car culture I have gathered throughout my personal experiences beginning at a very early age. The work exists in the form of drawings, paintings, prints, collage and sculpture. This work is created through the elements of personal narrative, desires, obsessions, and questions surrounding car culture and its influences. My intention to refurbish the icons of this culture has involved creating work that is both obsessive and critical for personal exploration and understanding of past memories.


Par-Delà Toute Comparaison : Présentation, Alain Agnessan Dec 2017

Par-Delà Toute Comparaison : Présentation, Alain Agnessan

Mouvances Francophones

Présentation sur la dévaluation de la primauté du verbal sur le visuel dans la bande dessinée vue d'Afrique


« Je Suis Fier D’Amener ‘Mon Soleil’ Dans La Bd Universelle. » Entretien Avec Barly Baruti, Alain Agnessan Dec 2017

« Je Suis Fier D’Amener ‘Mon Soleil’ Dans La Bd Universelle. » Entretien Avec Barly Baruti, Alain Agnessan

Mouvances Francophones

Interview de Barly Baruti par directeur de ce numéro, Alain Agnessan


Les Nouveaux Territoires De L’Istoriographie. Se Dessiner À Partir D’Une Faille., Alain Agnessan Dec 2017

Les Nouveaux Territoires De L’Istoriographie. Se Dessiner À Partir D’Une Faille., Alain Agnessan

Mouvances Francophones

La fiction –non plus uniquement le roman –istorique ou istoriographique, entend investir, par le truchement d'une subjectivité qui se sait complexe et hétérogène, les failles d'un présent qui demeure aussi, sinon beaucoup plus, fuligineux que le passé. Parce que l'istor, ce témoin et cet agent oculaire, ramène au voir, aux politiques du visible, je bifurquerai contrairement à Emmanuel Bouju, vers un ailleurs du domaine littéraire : la bande dessinée. L'exercice permettra de déceler les stratégies grâce auxquelles un istor graphique donne de voir son soi immobilisé et fragmenté dans les failles d'un présent chaotique et continument ...


On Affame Bien Les Rats D’Abdelaziz Mouride : « Les Années De Plomb » Au Maroc Dans Un Bédé - Reportage, Chourouq Nasri Dec 2017

On Affame Bien Les Rats D’Abdelaziz Mouride : « Les Années De Plomb » Au Maroc Dans Un Bédé - Reportage, Chourouq Nasri

Mouvances Francophones

Dans cet article, je propose de remettre en question les clichés sur la bande dessinée et d’explorer la façon dont ce livre permet la transmission d’une mémoire dont les dimensions sont à la fois personnelles et collectives. Même si les événements (résistance, torture, enlèvement, incarcération, assassinats, etc.) que le livre évoque sont derrière nous, cette bande dessinée est un témoin privilégié de l’histoire et de l’évolution de notre société. Mouride explore une nouvelle forme de récit historique et nous invite à conduire une réflexion sur notre propre histoire. Son ouvrage est à la fois historique, artistique ...


Stumbling Into The Spiral: A Serendipitous Steam Exploration, David Rufo Dec 2017

Stumbling Into The Spiral: A Serendipitous Steam Exploration, David Rufo

The STEAM Journal

An artist-educator discovers how a STEAM-based approach to making art brings together a variety of subject areas in surprising ways.


Passing, Paul Kelley Dec 2017

Passing, Paul Kelley

The STEAM Journal

Passing is a Site-specific public installation assembled with plastic and an iPad. At its center, the iPad displays a video loop of a human image repeatedly walking in and out of the frame. The work maintains my foundational interest in having the viewer slow down to have a more thoughtful and absorptive experience with the work and surrounding space – continuing my practice of challenging viewer’s expectations and putting them in a position to stop and question.


Combining An Intuitive Art Workshop And Neuroscience Rituals To Make Us Happy, Audrey Gran Weinberg Dec 2017

Combining An Intuitive Art Workshop And Neuroscience Rituals To Make Us Happy, Audrey Gran Weinberg

The STEAM Journal

One might wonder how intuitive art can connect to neuroscience and how this could be accomplished. In this descriptive article, research connecting art therapy and neuroscience has been collected and a workshop on Intuitive Painting has been described in detail. The connection was made by the author based on an article by Barker (2017), ‘4 Rituals to be more Happy,’ who writes a popular science blog. The rituals: gratefulness, expressing negative emotions, decision making and human touch were combined with Dr. Pinkie Feinstein’s method of Intuitive Painting in a small group setting. Although subjective, it would seem that at ...


Wonder, Walking, And Water, Rachel Mayeri Dec 2017

Wonder, Walking, And Water, Rachel Mayeri

The STEAM Journal

Art and Science is a seminar and studio course on science-inspired art practices. We will survey and discuss cutting-edge art-science theory, practice, and institutions in seminar. In studio, we examine art-science topics in hands-on experiments, and guided activities leading to art projects.


Elements Of Art, Mike Doyle Dec 2017

Elements Of Art, Mike Doyle

The STEAM Journal

Through these paintings and my writing I share how elements of art and science overlap in the strokes of paint that create the perceptions of something familiar in our minds.


A New Generation For Art And Science, Alice Marie Perreault Dec 2017

A New Generation For Art And Science, Alice Marie Perreault

The STEAM Journal

My interest in this cross-over between art and science, specifically, the body and supportive technologies, has lead me to mixed media and installations where I can examine degeneration and a “new” generation using a combination of conventional and unconventional materials. Unlike re-generation, which is a return to an original state, “new” generation gives way to new arrangements.


Blowouts, Bricks, And Lines, Kenneth Fandell Dec 2017

Blowouts, Bricks, And Lines, Kenneth Fandell

The STEAM Journal

This essay shares the interdisciplinary insights from three projects


Sediment - Behind The Cover Art, Melanie Moore Bermudez Dec 2017

Sediment - Behind The Cover Art, Melanie Moore Bermudez

The STEAM Journal

Ideas of mapping, topography, erosion and evaporation have been loosely connected to my work for several years now. In my latest series I have put more of a focus on those ideas. In particular I am interested in the movement of sediment pushed by a flow of water and then left, stranded in a new location, as that water source dries up and diminishes. The pigments of the ink in the paintings are my sediment that I build up layer after layer to create a mini geological world caught in a moment of shift, pause and flow.


Sediment, Melanie Moore Bermudez Dec 2017

Sediment, Melanie Moore Bermudez

The STEAM Journal

Ideas of mapping, topography, erosion and evaporation have been loosely connected to my work for several years now. In my latest series I have put more of a focus on those ideas. In particular I am interested in the movement of sediment pushed by a flow of water and then left, stranded in a new location, as that water source dries up and diminishes. The pigments of the ink in the paintings are my sediment that I build up layer after layer to create a mini geological world caught in a moment of shift, pause and flow.


Discovering And Demonstrating Patterns, Maria Klawe Dec 2017

Discovering And Demonstrating Patterns, Maria Klawe

The STEAM Journal

Harvey Mudd College's President Maria Klawe shares her personal journey in combining a love of mathematics and art.


Healthy People Are Bad For Capitalism, Eri King Dec 2017

Healthy People Are Bad For Capitalism, Eri King

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Healthy People are Bad For Capitalism is a four part installation that creates an alternative space for the chemicals, Red 40 and Monosodium Glutamate. Presented as a holistic center that offers healing services and remedies, Center for the Red 40 and MSG Healing explores the homeopathic doctrine of Like Cures Like (what make a human ill also cures them) through the relationship between Traditional Japanese Healing Practices, and Western Capitalism.

Healthy People are Bad For Capitalism presents Red 40 MSG Apothecary, Red 40 Zen MSG Healing Rock Garden, Theta Wave Eternal Flame Meditation and Red 40 MSG Apothecary Studio ...


Pockets Of Proximity, Christian Breed Dec 2017

Pockets Of Proximity, Christian Breed

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

My current paintings begin with images of people from the back, wearing hijabs, turbans, saris, kufis, or rasta gauzy shawls. I do not paint my subjects frontally, because I do not have access to them personally or culturally, and because it is their cultural indicators that fascinate me.