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51 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
52 Bodily housedExhibiting work has to do with communication. Like the Berkeley illustration of a tree falling in the forest, a receiver must be present in order for the sound to be heard. In the sharing of the work is the desire to communicate the experience. My Master of Fine Arts graduate exhibition consists of...Art/Art History1999-05
53 TimepiecesThis work involves my exploration of the beauty of places and objects which contain a human history and illustrates my interest in the passing of time. I illustrate this with the use of reflective surface. I hope to say that our past brings a richness to our present and deserves honor. The compil...Art/Art History1999-12
54 Language and fragmentationAs our environment becomes increasingly mediated, so does our experience. My work is a direct response to an overmediated enviroment. Through mediation, our experience becomes fragmented. I am exploring the role of photography in the process of fragmentation and the way we construct meaning from our...Art/Art History2003-12
55 The hat peopleThe paintings in this exhibit are the result of two years of exploration dealing initially with landscape and then primarily with the figure. Looking back, the challenges were similar regardless of subject: first, how to expand the subject beyond an "objective" reality more or less faithfully r...Art/Art History2001-05
56 The symbolic image and its relation to Christianity and morality in contemporary paintingWeakening moral standards and the increasing speed and distractions of contemporary life have contributed to the diminished capacity of individuals within Western society to feel and comprehend more deeply. The scales of available information are tipped to the sensual, inconsequential and commercial...Art/Art History2002-08
57 Swimming in the gene poolSwimming in the Gene Pool is a creative project that applies specific concepts observed in genet­ics towards developing a working graphic design methodology. The methods, based on four types of genetic mutation that occur in nature, include duplication, deletion, translocation and inver­sio...Art/Art History2003-08
58 Iconography of the trailA focusing element in my work is to confront the theme of life and death and how this dichotomy could be cast as metamorphoses of states of being. In many ways this is such a fundamental theme of our existence as to be at once too simple and too pervasive to be fully comprehended. As I co...Art/Art History2004-12
59 Wolfenbuttel Sachsenspiegel: a codicological and pictorial examination of a mnemonic morrorThe Wolfenbiittel Sachsenspiegel is a fourteenth-century German lawbook containing the territorial and feudal laws of Saxony. Its pages display two columns with the legal text on the right and the multi-colored images on the left. In this study I explore how the images supplemented the text, and ...Art/Art History1998-08
60 Onchi Koshiro and individualism in Japanese woodblock printingBy the turn of the twentieth century, the vitality of the traditional woodblock print industry in Japan had dissipated. Out of this dormant state of the graphic arts, two woodblock printmaking movements emerged in early twentieth- century Japan: (a) shin-hanga (new prints) and (b) sosaku-hanga (cr...Art/Art History2000-08
61 The endurance of memoryMy Master of Fine Arts exhibition consisted of nine prints and five mixed-media paintings. A variety of print making techniques were used. Photographic elements were incorporated with a Xerox-transfer method. The mixed-media paintings were done with traditional and nontraditional materials. My ...Art/Art History1998-03
62 The art of Aaron Douglas, the evolution of jazz and the Harlem RenaissanceNever before in American history had there been a more concentrated and energetic outpouring of literary, visual and musical artistic production than that of the period known as the Harlem Renaissance. This period, from 1919 through 1934, was an optimistic, dynamic time for many African Americans ...Art/Art History1998-08
63 Survival skills: art and video installations at the Fort Douglas theatreThis thesis reflects the six pieces developed as resident artist at a Salt Lake City inner-city elementary school. They cover a broad spectrum which include empathy, awareness, devotion, wonderment and transformation. Evidently the creative process is imperative to producing higher-order thinking ...Art/Art History1998-08
64 MFA thesis show by: James McGeeThe body o f work represented it this packet reflects on remembered and imagined experiences from childhood. Mostly symbols from a suburban world, the subject matter includes above ground pool and BMX bikes; the people portrayed are my family. These paintings illustrate what is specific about memor...Art/Art History2005-06
65 Evolutionary intuitionThis body of work is the result of exploring new directions. The desire to push and to open myself to new information has always been my driving force. Making these forms required me to work and think about clay in a different way, building on my vocabulary with the material. Producing this series...Art/Art History2002-05
66 Design methods inspired by the Bonneville Salt FlatsThis creative project examines the unlikely topic of automobile rac­ing at the Bonneville Salt Flats to foster new ways of working with graphic design layout. Through this project I created four graphic design methods by studying the principles and methodologies of hot rodders and dry lake racers...Art/Art History1998-08
67 Break the squareThis thesis traces the process of my two years' study. After graduation from college in China with a BFA degree in graphic design, I still felt something was missing in my education, that is, the typography experiments. It became one of the reasons I chose to pursue graduate study in the US, a Weste...Art/Art History2004-08
68 Design of NatureThis paper embodies three main topics that repeatedly surfaced throughout my graduate experience. What is a design process? An intense study of the thing that you are designing. The design process is different for each individual depending on his or her attitude, character, and personal experience...Art/Art History1998-06
69 A history of the Utah Museum of Fine ArtsIn April 2003, an assessment of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts was completed. The results of the assessment revealed that there were substantially differing accounts of the museum's history. This study raised a critical question: What is the history of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts? The last few years ...Art/Art History2005-05
70 Toward figurative expressionismThe paintings selected for my M.F.A. show evolved during the last year of my graduate study. These paintings were a result of my continual search for the life force or essence of the object through the immediacy of paint. The four monotypes and four series of paintings represented a consid...Art/Art History2002-08
71 SymbiosisWe have arrived at a point where we, as a community, must reconsider our relationship with the Earth. Our impending growth and the resulting environmental destruction is an issue that must be re-evaluated and focused upon in our everyday lives. As an illustrator, I have set out to create work that ...Art/Art History2000-12
72 Final project paperMy work explores the way people form connections, both inside their brains, and with other people. Neurologist Joseph LeDoux says, "The particular patterns of synaptic connections in an individual's brain, and the information encoded by these connections are the keys to who that person is" (3). In o...
73 Change through processAfter maintaining a professional painting career for more than twenty years, my primary objective for graduate school has been to gain maturity in my painting. I was determined to expand my work ethic beyond self-imposed limitations. I believe growth and renewal can be achieved through the willin...Art/Art History1998-12
74 Improvisational structureI believe archetypal rhythms create life cycles and are manifest in the emotional, philosophical, and physical world. This environment is continuously churned by forces both positive and negative. My work is a direct response to this environment and its impact on the human experience. The power o...Art/Art History1996-06
75 Zan artThis world in which we live changes blindingly fast, never stopping. Photography is the only method for me to grab a moment in time and to leave it to posterity as a record of truth. There are nowadays many photographers who do not take photographs of objects as they are but who add special effec...Art/Art History2004-12
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