Herron School of Art and Design: Recent submissions

  • Jandernoa, Andrea (2019)
    My visual work articulates the complexity of chronic illness by exploring personal implications of medical treatment. I manipulate sugar in ways that reflect my own experiences as a diabetic. Using sugar allows me to situate ...
  • Craig, Sydney W. (2019)
    My artwork examines the realm of the subconscious through constructed symbols, such as puppets, shadows, and theatrical allusions; through the visual and contextual language of these symbols, I question the lines drawn ...
  • Tesmer, Casey (2018)
    My research poses questions to the audience of how people see color on a body, what subconscious preconceptions that comes packaged with, and the ties of those preconceptions to American culture and how that might affect ...
  • Faris, Tim (2019)
    My creative work surrounding the Fall Creek is a photographic take on the junction of nature and the human made, as well as a personal account of the environment. It is my hope that through my work, I will begin to understand ...
  • Collins, Anne (2019)
    This study is a one-group, pre-/post-test design that uses a self-report to measure anxiety levels. It seeks to determine if running and kinesthetic art making can have an impact on decreasing symptoms of anxiety and whether ...
  • Casella, Emily (2019)
    My Park of Infinite Connections displays five ceramic figures that are obsessed with the prospect of doing something for or at a later time. In the 21st century, society has become obsessed with digital recording. With so ...
  • Sondgerath, Emily (2019)
    This study used a concurrent triangulation design with a survey and open-ended interview questions to identify the needs related to the bereavement process for nurses on a pediatric stem cell transplant unit. Additionally, ...
  • Meschi, Maria (2019)
    The surge in design thinking and people-centered design worldwide has given rise to a new role for designers: design facilitator. A design facilitator is leading diverse groups of participants through the design process, ...
  • Birch, Elise (2019)
    This research explored the question of what can I learn about my life experiences through a feminist lens by integrating art, poetry, and stream of consciousness text into a hermeneutic circle process that explores The ...
  • Scott, Jenna (2019)
    This qualitative, art-based, single subject study explored the lived experience of graduate art therapy student’s experiences with a visual reflective journaling process. The study was conducted over the course of six weeks ...
  • Pierce, Tiffany (2019)
    To help better understand the world around us, we develop shared assumptions about our experiences. These assumptions, or social constructs, are useful because they create order through the use of categorization. Categorization ...
  • Rush, Haley (2019)
    This human-subject study used a mixed methods research design to identify if participation in individual, group, and open studio art therapy sessions would improve the quality of life for older adults. Person centered care ...
  • Spicuzza, Shelley (2018)
    My current body of work captures and displays a humanity manipulated geological history. I use and rework the discarded to build records of time, memory, and progress seen from the perspective of an uncertain future. By ...
  • Aldrich, Brent (2018)
    Where to begin? With you, and with me. This place. This city/this bedrock. It's Devonian Era limestone over here. "There's coffee for those who want it."
  • Walsh, Justin (2018)
    What is the Measure of a Man? Before allowing the brain to run away giggling with euphemistic glee, consider the import of this question as it has effected boys for centuries as they grow, not only in personhood but ...
  • BLDG 
    Boll, Greg (2018)
    BLDG is a concept - a group of parameters, which create an internal logic. It is a system, in the loosest sense of the word; it is just rigid enough to be productive, but open-ended and flexible enough that a variety of ...
  • Pirzadeh, Iman (2018)
    This study uses the power of Participatory Design (PD) process to involve stakeholders within the hospital through the design process. Participatory design uses qualitative research methods, such as surveys, interviews ...
  • Kochanowski, August (2018)
    My work is a reaction to the current movement away from traditional sculpture. In response, I have created a series of figurative sculptures that I placed on non-traditional pedestals. When I look at the art world, I see ...
  • Simon, Johnson (2018)
    How do physical limitations affect the mind, and how can you overcome them? Imagine one day you wake up bound by physical limitations. What can you do? My research helps someone realize that having limitations isn’t the ...
  • Osheroff, Michael (2019)
    My thesis work utilizes an improvisational design method wherein each piece of furniture is made through collaboration with and in reaction to a specific fallen branch. Borne from a desire to design in a more embodied way, ...

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