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  • The curative bloom : an investigation of medicinal botanical imagery incorporating precious metals and enamel as body adornment 

    Friedland, Mara (East Carolina University, 2009)
    This written report supports the creative thesis entitled The Curative Bloom. The historical exploration of the medicinal uses of plant life, along with a technical investigation of casting, forming and enameling processes, ...
  • International Trends and Techniques Used to Teach Studio Art Courses Through Distance Education 

    Sheldon, Kathryn Elizabeth (East Carolina University, 2009)
    This research collected data about international trends and techniques used to teach studio art courses through distance learning. The study presents information about methods of curriculum and instruction, background ...
  • Creating Wearable Jewelry Using Experimental Enameling Techniques 

    Earley-Thiele, Margaret (East Carolina University, 2009)
    My thesis explores the topic of creating dimensional enamel forms through the use of experimental enameling techniques. While the pieces are based on the foundation of basic enameling, I pushed the material's limits to ...
  • Rhythm to the Art Educator 

    Colby, Brooke (East Carolina University, 2009)
    Rhythm is a basic principle of art, taught to beginners and explored by master artists. However, rhythm is a difficult concept to understand and apply visually. The basic definition of rhythm is defined, and the use of ...
  • The Sum of the Parts 

    Sheppard, Austin (East Carolina University, 2010)
    The intent of this thesis report is to analyze, through my figurative sculpture, the various means through which science is currently exploring to reshape the human being, and then address the potential social and cultural ...
  • VENI VIDI VICI 

    Talley, Isaac Greyson (East Carolina University, 2010)
    For at least the past four generations, my family has depended on tobacco as a source of income. The values passed down from my ancestors have had a great influence on my development as a person. This being stated, I cannot ...
  • Nascent Myth 

    Krueger, September E. (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This is a written report of a creative thesis. The body of work presented in "Nascent  Myth" evolved from personal exploration regarding myth and spirituality. Birds are used as the unifying element to present several ...
  • The Transformation Of Stone 

    Amante, Matthew Giovanni (East Carolina University, 2010)
    In this body of work I attempt to discuss transformation on three levels: material, concept, and expression. The sculptures created for this thesis were inspired by the physical characteristics of stone as a material as ...
  • Making Art Responsibly 

    Fanberg, Victoria (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This essay is a written defense for the body of work titled, "How Does Your Garden Grow?" as well as an examination of how art can behave responsibly in regards to the social process.  
  • Surreal Worlds : Sculptural Forms and the Architecture of the Unconscious 

    Stein, Jason M. (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This written thesis supports the creative thesis entitled Surreal Worlds: Sculptural Forms and the Architecture of the Unconscious. This thesis is an exploration of the role of the found object in my creative process as a ...
  • Combining Ceramics and Metalwork to Explore the Relationship Between the Industrial and Humanistic Elements of the Modern World 

    Brown, Autumn (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This written report supports the creative thesis entitled "Combining Ceramics and Metalwork to Explore the Relationships Between Humanistic and Industrial Elements of the Modern World." In recent history the spread of ...
  • Celebration and ceremony through life 

    Strader, Molly (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This written report supports a creative thesis investigation about objects used for celebrations and ceremonies. My work in precious metals and textiles symbolically represents significant transitions in a human life. ...
  • Visual journaling towards greater meaning making in the secondary art classroom 

    Scott, Sara (East Carolina University, 2010)
    Sketchbooks have long been used in art classrooms; however, the structured assignments often leave students feeling disconnected to both the sketchbook and the art classroom. Recent shifts in educational pedagogy encourage ...
  • Organizing Desire 

    Jacono, Adam (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This thesis investigates how American culture internalizes, processes, and acts on data received through mass media.  
  • The Growth of Form 

    Morrisey, Jesse (East Carolina University, 2010)
    My sculptures are influenced by the forms and forces of nature. Certain natural forms captivate me: seed pods, bursting with potential life energy; branches and vines that reach and grasp in anthropomorphic ways; textures ...
  • What's In a Name? : An Artistic Deconstruction of Our Public Monuments 

    Goodyear, Will (East Carolina University, 2010)
    A monument not only brings forward into the present the values of the subject it is commemorating, but also the values of those who decided to have the structure built/named. If we choose to make available only the positive ...
  • Hidden Interiors 

    Wells, Jennifer (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This written report supports the creative thesis entitled "Hidden Interiors: An Investigation of Containers and Their Hidden Compartments". The body of work that I am presenting for exhibition consists of containers ...
  • Inner Change : The Artist and Self-Actualization 

    Youmans, Lindsey Laing (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This report is written in support of the thesis exhibition entitled "Inner Change", which investigates the idea of self-actualization through the use of self-portraits juxtaposed with personal imagery to represent my ...
  • Roxie, Mr. Bingo, Kewl and The Gate : Street Gangs in Kinston: Participating in One City's Game of Chance to Save Itself 

    Brennan, Anne (East Carolina University, 2010)
    This project in pursuit of social and aesthetic experience involved the Kinston Community Council for the Arts, the Kinston Department of Public Safety and The Gate of Kinston (Gang Awareness Training and Education; a ...
  • Wood-Firing in America : Wood-Fired Utilitarian Ware for Serving Japanese and American Food 

    Ishimaru, Yu (East Carolina University, 2011)
    In this body of work, my focus is on the surface and color of wood-fired ergonomic utilitarian ware. The natural-ash glazed surface and soft color changes from the atmospheric nature of wood firing are the principle aim ...