Recent Submissions

  • A PROGRESSION OF PERSPECTIVE 

    Mrakovcich, Dominic (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    This document consists of three components. The first two components are paired: an original analysis on Pierre Boulez’ Dérive 2, and a transcript of the student’s conversation with conductor, Nicholas DeMaison. The original ...
  • An Obligation to do One’s Best 

    Smessaert, Dana
    An Obligation to do One's Best is an exploration of myth and reality at home in a small southern town. The artist is calling into question whose history we are referencing when it comes to art, economics, and culture. ...
  • MUSICAL ALGORITHMS AND FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURES 

    Meehan, Eric
    Composition & Musicology By writing algorithms to complete counterpoint exercises in the style of Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum, a hierarchy of preferences between the given rules can be determined by testing ...
  • A Collective: Working Towards a Better Place 

    McLelland, Heather
    This body of work, A Collective: Working Towards a Better Place, is comprised of points along my timeline that embody the way I have come to connect with people face to face. I realized these connections are important for ...
  • No Added Sugar! 

    Narron, Mairin (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    Artists are encouraged to challenge the status quo -- to question social norms. My artwork focuses on women’s rights, challenging both obvious and “hidden” forms of sexism and misogyny. Using candy as the central medium, ...
  • WISH YOU WERE HERE: LEGENDS OF THE GREAT PLAINS 

    Knedler, Epiphany
    Wish You Were Here: Legends of the Great Plains is an image-based project examining the reality of how the Great Plains romanticizes its history through legends, histories, and roadside attractions. This region, often ...
  • Amerikorean 

    Kim, Youngjae (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    “Amerikorean” is a project that utilizes imagery to elucidate the struggles of an immigrant from South Korea attempting to adjust and define a sense of identity in the United States. The image-making process represents an ...
  • Nine to Five 

    Han, Junghoon (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    Nine to Five is a series that is inspired by the high stress levels of office workers and perceived shortcomings of the contemporary office environment and their furnishings. The main focus of Nine to Five is to observe ...
  • The Art of Provisionalism 

    Carter, Robin (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    Art is in itself meaningless; the significant thing to consider is the social formation and how it is reproduced. If an artwork is assigned a value, it is due to the iterative ability of the subjects involved. The most ...
  • The Value of Exposure: The Connection Between International Contact, Ethnocentrism, and Intercultural Sensitivity 

    Taylor, Erin R (East Carolina University, 2019-08-13)
    As higher education continues on the path of globalization, a persistent focus is placed on creating internationally competent professionals. The most prominent method used to achieve this is through the internationalization ...
  • Recollection 

    Hargroder, Lacey M (East Carolina University, 2019-11-27)
    The purpose of this written report of my thesis is to discuss the visual installation presented in partial fulfillment of my Master of Fine Arts degree. The components of the visual work explore the role and impact of ...
  • Fear Not This Body 

    Buss, Carolyn Adda (East Carolina University, 2019-11-26)
    Body shame is an insidious part of Western culture. As a fat woman, I am intent upon expressing and sharing the beauty of bodies that are commonly vilified in an effort to combat that shame. In my MFA thesis exhibition, I ...
  • You, the Candidate 

    Clark, Kayla N (East Carolina University, 2019-07-25)
    This thesis investigates the relationship between graphic design and political campaigns with a focus on color and typography. The extent to which the general public identifies typeface and color palette characteristics ...
  • PREMIUM Garbage 

    Rickett, Timothy Jason (East Carolina University, 2019-07-22)
    Each year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases the Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures Sheet. Within this document, the EPA records Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation, recycling, ...
  • (Un)Becoming 

    Atkinson, Adam (East Carolina University, 2019-07-17)
    This document provides written support for the thesis exhibition, (Un)Becoming. The body of work uses taxidermy and specimen collection techniques to explore the relationship between the Westward Expansion of the late 19th ...
  • Impact of Inductive and Deductive Teaching Strategies in Art Classes 

    Burns, Stephanie R (East Carolina University, 2019-07-15)
    Abstract: The purpose of this small teacher action research study was to determine if incorporating an inductive teaching strategy (concept attainment) into the teaching of art concepts affects student performance on depth ...
  • Art: The Grand Illusion 

    Stoehr, Alexander (East Carolina University, 2019-05-14)
    My presentation facilitates an understanding of everyday design choices and the potential influence it has on a viewer. From marketing designs to popular film I do my best to breakdown my understanding of the artist/audience ...
  • de Materia Medica 

    Reyes, Carolina Sephra (East Carolina University, 2019-05-01)
    Until the development of conventional medical practices, more commonly known as Western Medicine, or Allopathy, the practice of herbalism has been used for thousands of years throughout many cultures around the world. ...
  • Scurry 

    Shultz, Ronson (East Carolina University, 2019-05-01)
    There has been a shift in the politics in America with many voters moving into a post-truth society. Where debates, laws and policies are framed by appealing to emotions, rather than facts. This political movement, also ...
  • Is there a solution to climate change? 

    White, Margaret Claire (East Carolina University, 2019-05-01)
    This document supports my Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition consisting of two digital prints, ten lithographs, vinyl text corresponding to each print and 5 stickers with listed references, in the SOAD gallery. The ...

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