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  • 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 ...
  • Vignettes of a Family 

    Pearson, Leslie (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This written research document supports Vignettes of a Family, a mixed media art installation that examines memory and identity formation. Additionally, the transformative value of communication is explored through narrative ...
  • Toward Relational Craft 

    Micheletto-Blouin, Stephan (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This thesis report contends with the contemporary context of studio craft here in the USA. Studio craft is predicated on habits of a modern world, and the political and economic relations comprising our social landscape ...
  • Organic Structure 

    Kiefer, Jeffery Alan (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This supplemental report is based on my thesis exhibition and is an investigation into the influences that drive me to create sculpture. The work stems from a fascination with nature's ability to deconstruct what mankind ...
  • 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 ...
  • Corrupt Fairytales : An Exploration of Implied Gender Roles Through Functional and Wearable Art 

    Saneholtz, Marissa (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This written report supports the creative thesis entitled Corrupt Fairytales, An Exploration of Implied Gender Roles Through Functional and Wearable Art. This thesis will investigate implied gender roles through research, ...
  • ReCollection 

    Wood, Laura (East Carolina University, 2011)
    The intent of this written research document is to support the creative research works entitled: ReCollection. This work supports an investigation of collecting and accumulation of material items in the American culture. ...
  • Sensory Reminiscences 

    Shirah, Leslie (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This report is based on my thesis exhibition, inspired by memories of my childhood. The foundation of this body of work involves reconstructing and reviving the sensory perceptions of materials, processes, and colors from ...
  • FUNctional Ceramics 

    Fineman, Jeremy A. (East Carolina University, 2011)
    As a potter who deals with consumer products, I use different approaches in my making process to practice methods that have less of an impact on the Earth's resources. In this thesis, I will be investigating two different ...
  • Visual-Aural Progression : One MFA Candidate's Retrospective, 2005-2011 

    Snyder, J. Travis (East Carolina University, 2011)
    Visual-Aural Progression chronicles my five-year journey through the MFA program in Wood Design. This writing showcases my progression as a craftsman through photos of my work and reflections on the reasons, motivations, ...
  • Survey of Educational and Cultural Influences in Occupations 

    Mauney, Anne Jenkins (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This study endeavored to determine if persons were influenced by their art  education , early creative experiences and participation with other visual art activities in the selection of their chosen profession and noted ...
  • Tangible Emanations 

    Denton, Andrew William (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This is a report on my creative research. It is supplementary to my thesis exhibition of works of sculpture, images of which are included in this report. These sculptures explore the intangible emanations that emerge from ...
  • Art From the Abyss 

    French, Timothy Paul (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This document is written in support of the thesis exhibition, Art from the Abyss, which represents and supports the idea of art-making as a catharsis. Through these works, negative emotions are identified, named, and given ...
  • The Figure in Fine Art and Commercialism 

    Wooten, Christopher William (East Carolina University, 2011)
    This body of sculpture is an exploration of the human figure through personal, public, and commercial works. The following thesis report will explore these various categories and how they play a role in the sculpture's ...
  • Presently Post Modern 

    Brines, Nathan (East Carolina University, 2011)
    The museum, Fine Art, and the viewer's idea of status within these institutions are all ideologies. These ideologies are reinforced through our participation in them, acting them out as though they are natural. Photography ...
  • Lithic Fragments : Sand, Stones, and Spirituality 

    Steiner, Elizabeth R. (East Carolina University, 2011)
    The work in this thesis exhibition is a reflection of my spiritual journey, a consecration of both the mundane and profound, and my search for transcendence. Repetitive action becomes meditation; each piece becomes a prayer. ...
  • Paying Close Attention 

    Micheletto-Blouin, Amanda (East Carolina University, 2011)
    Paying Close Attention is a body of work created to complete the Master of Fine Art degree at East Carolina University. This document supports my creative thesis, a body of three works entitled Mobile, Deconstruction, and ...
  • THE RETURN 

    Fox, Linda Andrea (East Carolina University, 2012)
    "The Return" investigates how culture shapes our understanding of the natural world. The life process of death is the key to this understanding. Culture has interpreted, compartmentalized, or rationalized this process in ...
  • Relationships Between Art Education and the Workplace 

    Moore, Jamie Lynn (East Carolina University, 2012)
    This study undertakes the challenging and imperative task of making connections and finding trends between what art education teaches and how these skills, abilities and thinking patterns translate into the workplace. The ...
  • Offerings 

    Barbera, Stephanie (East Carolina University, 2012)
    Offerings is a sculptural body of work which conveys my personal experiences and emotional modes of being. The meditative and cathartic nature of the process of making these works along with their fetish and shrine-like ...