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26 Final project paperThe examination of personal identity inevitably leads to questions - the most common of which is what enables the perpetuation of the self. Who am 7? Am I myself because of my past, my present, or what I hope for in my future? Or does my identity emerge from my personal relationships with others,...Art/Art History
27 A study in form: process and resultsThis thesis documents the interests that inspired the body of work that is the core of this MFA; it mentions the biographical antecedents that led to it; it muses on the thoughts and dilemmas that were present while the work progressed; it describes the technical details of such progre...Art/Art History2006-12
28 Rural declineDriving past Burley, Idaho on my way to Boise for what must be the umpteenth time, I pass an aged and worn out motel sign, broken and unlit, perched far above the highway on three naked metal poles. The motel, once an oasis for the road-weary traveler, is gone. The sign stands proud but weary, in th...Art/Art History2006-08
29 Painter of sentiment, painter of politics: Lilly Martin Spencer's allegorical truth unveiling falsehoodLilly Martin Spencer was one of the foremost American female painters of the nineteenth century. Having built her career on domestic genre painting using the language of sentiment to communicate with her audience, her large allegorical work Truth Unveiling Falseho...Art/Art History2009-08
30 Aerial AlchemyOn a trip to Egypt, as I was floating down the Nile, it was easy to envision the alchemists observing the mystical powers that transformed the desert. Black silt borne down the river is deposited on the land when the water overflows its banks during flood time. The black earth gives a rich lining ...Art/Art History2010-05
31 TailingsThis paper describes the research leading up to and a description o f the MFA thesis exhibit titled "Tailings." The exhibit addresses the increasing saturation o f our environment with pollutants, toxins, and manufacturing waste through sculptural work that contains or represents the physical ...Art/Art History2008-05
32 Hand to mouthJust as we make tools to try to overcome our limitations, we make gestures to try to connect with people and things beyond ourselves. In this exhibition, I consider the utensil as a poetic extension of the body. The work follows a decade of contemplating the meaningfulness of daily tasks and of th...Art/Art History2006-08
33 Suggested thinking spots: on suggested photo spots and the center for land use interpretationDesigned by Melinda Stone and Igor Vamos for the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Suggested Photo Spots is a multisited project engaging with the intersection between tourism and anthropic, or human-altered, landscapes. The project consists primarily of photographs of sites in which "Suggested P...Art/Art History2008-05
34 Project paperHegel believed the aim of a human mind is to know itself, but that a human mind develops a notion of itself within a community of other minds, and that throughout history, humans collectively build upon what has gone before and improve. Art is one way that the collective knowledge is learned by eac...Art/Art History2010-10
35 You are here: visualizing Provo agriculture an MFA community-based art education final projectAs an undergraduate student, I was consistently taught that art was anything that was in a museum or gallery. Art was a commodity to be bought and sold, and while the artist could derive pleasure from the making of it, art was in the end purely aesthetic and unattached to the mundane task of daily ...Art/Art History
36 A revolution revealed: David Alfaro Siqueiros' from porfirio to the revolutionIn his mural From Porfirio to the Revolution, found in the National Museum of History in Mexico City, David Alfaro Siqueiros paints the history of the 1910 Revolution. However, the history of the 1910 Revolution is only one topic of this complicated mural, which contains several layers of meaning...Art/Art History2007-05
37 Pathway to color: the art and life of Henri MoserJohn Henri Moser's (1875-1951) paintings are among the most collected in the State of Utah. He is represented in numerous museums and private collections, but his Parisian art training, prolific Expressionist artworks, and adoption of Fauvist colors and painterly techniques have been largely negle...Art/Art History2007-12
38 Study for my voiceWithin myself I find many perspectives, there are places to think from, places to stand in, and places to speak about. This work touches many of these places and examines the experiences of occupying them. These photographs are the manifestation of an exploration to understand my­self, and the natu...Art/Art History2008-08
39 MFA exhibitionThe subject of my paper is a body of work representing my personal interpretations, experiences, memories, and processes of creating images using the mediums of printmaking, painting and drawing. The subject matter represents broad visual sketches of the landscape, not direct visual copies; but inst...Printmaking2017-09
40 Querl dismantling the bookWhen an artist adopts an intuitive working methodology, the creation of images or objects often appear before a final clear conceptual idea is defined. My artistic practice changed dramatically with my desire to dismantle books, to unburden myself from outdated or discarded texts, and to fold them ...Art/Art History2010-07
41 Concerning the spiritual in Spiral TaffyMy thesis documents the body of work I have built since May 2004. This work was the result of an exploration o f the Still Life tradition since the 16th Century. I looked at the unique aspects and historical evolution of the Still Life tradition from the 16,h Century to the present. An examination ...Art/Art History2005-12
42 In my neighborhood: an installationMy thesis installation, titled "In My Neighborhood," combined collage prints, paintings, and sculptural elements. The installation was loosely based on the structure of an ideal 1950's suburban American home. Found objects played a prominent role in both two- and three-dimensional constructions. ...Art/Art History1996-08
43 DeficientThe work in Deficient is composed primarily of large-scale oil paintings, yielding from two bodies of work that have merged to become something greater than the sum of their individual scopes. The combined body of work is able to more clearly encapsulate the ideas I am interested in exploring. A...Art/Art History2012-05
44 The art of the bookThese six books were produced between May 1999 and November 2000. The process of making these books became inherently involved with the process of formulating the story. The story is my own story. These books that I have written, designed, illustrated, printed, and bound are made of my experience...Art/Art History2001-05
45 Surface image selfThe work in my Master of Fine Arts show consists of seven large oil paintings on a paper structure with collage, twelve mixed-media prints, and three mixed-media drawings. I have moved away from making art based on perceptual experience of the environment toward work that derives from my persona...Art/Art History1996-06
46 Exhaling the earthMy Master of Fine Art exhibit consisted of nine translucent, fiberglass body shells installed with seven graduated photographs, four sculptural briefcases, five oil on canvas paintings, and 40 home-made artifacts in plexiglass boxes. I completed this chronology of works during two years of gradua...Art/Art History1997-06
47 Symbolic duality computer animationThe thesis project is an approximately ten-minute-long animation, produced through the use of computers and edited with sound. The animated story is about ancient Toaism and points out that these ancient ideas still dominate the people's life and belief. This project is motivated by the commonalit...Art/Art History2001-05
48 Rembrandt's landscapes: a study of visual languageRembrandt van Rijn seems most well-known as a painter of histories and portraits. Yet, he expressed a fervent interest in rendering landscapes. Eight authentic landscape paintings survive today. A previously biased academic tradition delayed analysis of these paintings by considering them meanin...Art/Art History2005-05
49 Exploration of the art objectI am a sculptor who works with materials, an object maker concerned with both physical and conceptual process. A critical part of my method of working is to allow a record of this process to exist in the finished sculptures. Perhaps the most difficult and rewarding part of my graduate experien...Art/Art History2001-08
50 Dormiens vigils (while sleeping, watch)Dreams about a disappearing ecosystem and an increasing awareness of the fragile nature of our existence inspired the eighteen works in this exhibition. These works express a deepened concern through understanding of life and nature as fragile, precious and sacred. I have interpreted the gallery s...Art/Art History2001-05
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