Recent Submissions

  • Intrinsic motions 

    Author(s):Trujillo, Isaac
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This graduate thesis describes in-depth research and artworks produced by Isaac Trujillo from 2018-2020. His MFA works created at Colorado State University expresses and captures the importance of traditional printmaking, ...
  • Systems of uncertainty: acting and undergoing 

    Author(s):Faherty, Lauren
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    For most of my life, I have sought to understand how systems within the body function and engage with one another — how a healthy and organized structure can undergo rapid deterioration stemming from networks failing to ...
  • Excess flesh: a study on the universal commodification and consumption of the colored body 

    Author(s):Holmes, Jasmine Nicole
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    First, the breakdown of hegemony and the creation of "race" must be explored before moving onto the branching facets of commodified colored figures: Entertainment, Labor, Sexuality. Western societies' basic understanding ...
  • Words we can't hear: decoding the language of objects through the eyes of Object-Oriented Ontology, The 

    Author(s):Dong Saul, Samuel Omar
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    The work presented in this paper investigates the presumption that objects relating to humans are part of a more significant philosophical discussion. Using the philosophical framework of Graham Harman's Object-Oriented ...
  • Managing and manifesting memory 

    Author(s):Jaso, Jacob Stuart
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    To understand my relationship with my past, I make objects with a sense of urgency to harvest sensations and reveal truths hidden in memory. When I left New Brunswick to emigrate back to the United States, I began to feel ...
  • From Sacrificial Lands to reciprocity: art and social engagement 

    Author(s):Thornton, Janine
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Oh I would touch with this love each wounded place - Anita Barrows, "Psalm" My thesis artworks focus on interconnection and on the Western cultural perception of a separation between humans and nature. This perception ...
  • Instantiating time: object as metaphor 

    Author(s):Forsythe, Alexandra
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This body of work reflects personal research into the characteristics of time, specifically memory in relation to site, and our human relationship with the natural world. Time is relative, not absolute. Each individual has ...
  • Edge of place, The 

    Author(s):Sullivan, Emily
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    My thesis work uses clouds as a metaphor to explore transition, change, and shifts. I track the origins of my interest in landscape painting by discussing nineteenth century Hudson River School painters — the first to ...
  • Forms of transformation 

    Author(s):Nelson, Christy
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    I find used, soiled, discarded, often familial objects and using art agents like encaustic, stretcher frames, and pigment, I change them into new things. This resonates with Bill Brown's Thing Theory which deals with ...
  • Lesbian artist as a child, The 

    Author(s):Rudlaff, Barbara
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    My thesis project is an artistic response to my experiences growing up as a feminist lesbian in the United States, England and Belgium in the 1970's and 80's. My monochromatic, childhood self-portraits reference some of ...
  • See man 

    Author(s):Jones, Adam
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    My research asks a series of questions about how societal pressures sculpt male cultural roles in the United States. What components constitutes being a man? How have the constructed ideologies adopted by Americans affected ...
  • Even flowers can grow out of a mound of shit 

    Author(s):Singer, Kyle Vincent
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    In this paper, I attempt to explore the importance of flaws, trauma, and repression within the artistic process. I assert the need for self-scrutiny and cathartic expression of my inner struggles. Using surrealist ...
  • Habitation: anthropocentric notions of home 

    Author(s):Laugen, Melissa
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    One of the most essential human conditions is to seek and establish a home. Conceptualization of home is generated by the material and psychological structures impacted by our shared cultural ideals. The vernacular of the ...
  • Lema sabachthani 

    Author(s):Meyer, Andrew Franklin
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This body of work is a combination of exploration within classic methods of printmaking, as well as, a new advance in the technical application of building a resist in Intaglio printmaking. This thesis is a representation ...
  • Process of proliferating change, The 

    Author(s):Bisbee, Taylor Lee
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    My research focuses on the relationship between self, community, and the environment. How through direct experience with the processes of nature and printmaking, a better understanding of existing harmoniously with the ...
  • In repeat: scars, structures and surfaces 

    Author(s):Miller, Carrie
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This body of work investigates the veiling and revealing of physical and emotional scars. A link is made between these kinds of scarring by observing the structured space that the body provides for the psyche. While equating ...
  • Places as sites of experience 

    Author(s):Allen, Sonja
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    I am sensitive to my environment, and to how perceptions of an experience within a particular geographic location are effected through the relationship of body, object, and place. My work oscillates between human induced ...
  • Between viewing and experiencing 

    Author(s):Adams, Margaret
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Psychologist, American philosopher, and educational reformer John Dewey, once said, "Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally ...
  • Ontology of the ineffable, The 

    Author(s):Miller, Zachary
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    In this essay, Taoism and other philosophical references are juxtaposed with contemporary art historical figures to supplement Zach Miller's explanation of his own artwork. Themes explored include the relationships between ...
  • Packaging human expresschön: the intersection of visual communication, art, and music 

    Author(s):Schwartz, Tim
    Date Issued:2017
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    The human ability to communicate and share thoughts and ideas is fascinating and is the foundation upon which our cultures and societies have been built. I examine human expression through words, art, graphic design, and ...

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