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26 Across the RoadThe rolling foothills, rugged mountains, and sharp red rock found in the West have always held great appeal to me. I am a keen observer of the environment around me. I am con­stantly making mental notes about what is happening to the land at various times of day and at different times of year. A...Art/Art History2006-05
27 Motion picturesArt cannot be created in a bubble. Motion Pictures is no exception. This body of work is a culmination of my education, location, and personal interaction with pop culture. Without my move from Atlanta to Salt Lake City, I would not have become so obsessed with my subject matter. Without my subje...Art/Art History2006-05
28 RecollectionI would like to thank the following: my committee, Justin Diggle, Maureen O'Hara Ure, and Kaiti Slater, for their helpful criticism and advice; my fellow graduate students, especially Zuzanna Smolarkiewicz, Thomi Liebich, Meredith Prevot, and Leah Moses Gandhi, for their insight, camaraderie, and h...Art/Art History2007-08
29 Prime PropertyThis Final Project Paper is concerned with my art project Prime Property. The final exhibition of the project opened on August 24, 2007 and ran through September 14, 2007 in the Alvin Gittins Gallery of the University of Utah. In this paper, I'm attempting to shed light on my rational and intentio...Art/Art History2008-05
30 Van Chu photographic brushstrokePhotographic Brushstroke, a term that has been an oxymoron, is no longer. Being a visual artist is in many ways like being a singer, if you sound like everyone else then why even bother singing. If you go to my exhibition with a predetermination of what photography is, you will not find a single ...Art/Art History2010-05
31 The architectural development of block eighty-eight, plat A, Salt Lake City survey during the era of Brigham Young 1847 to 1877The object of this thesis is to document the architectural development of Block Eighty-eight, Plat A, Salt Lake City Survey during the time of Brigham Young's presidency of the LDS church in Utah, 1847-1877. The history of the block is introduced by discussing the architectural trends of the per...Art/Art History1996-08
32 Sequential figurationThe show contained twenty-two sculptures of the human form. All but three of the figures in the show were derived from five half life-size figures. Of these five figures three were female and two male. The group of five figures were each represented in the three media of beeswax, aluminum, an...Art/Art History2001-12
33 Seeing and reflectionArt has become a term that eludes definition. Inasmuch as art is a truly human activity, I believe that any attempt to explore this complex topic must establish as its foundation basic human capacities. I propose that this foundation consists of three aspects of human interest that come together i...Art/Art History2003-08
34 Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol: two disparate American artistic identities shaped by the nature-machine dichotomyIn 1942, in response to Hans Hofmann urging him to look outside himself and seek sublimity in nature Jackson Pollock replied, "I am nature," and later moved to The Springs, a rural area on Long Island, where in the isolation of his bam/studio created his signature hand-poured canvases. Two decades ...Art/Art History2004-12
35 TapisseriesPatterns appear throughout the history of visual art. It is on printed or woven cloth that these patterns are most ubiquitous, and at the same time, least noticed. Over the past few years, textile design and decorative arts patterning have become a significant interest in my artwork, especially the ...Art/Art History2007-12
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
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