Herron School of Art and Design Theses

 

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  • Sullivan, Meghan (2015)
    Viktor Lowenfeld developed six distinct stages of development in his book Creative and Mental Growth. Currently there is limited information on the formation of these stages and the connection to their use in art therapy. ...
  • McCormick, John Collins (2014)
    My thesis investigates the possibilities of sound as material in the visual arts through means of semiology and phenomenology. My art work focuses on sound installation, performance and sculpture.
  • Stoffer, Bridgit (2014)
    My drawings and installations intertwine creating visual poems that allow my audience to view my inner world through shared experience and invites them to consider moments of honest vulnerability exposed in the quiet ...
  • Tommer, Nathan (2014)
    I describe the work that I have made for my MFA thesis show as sculptural, Modernist inspired furniture, with forms based on or derived from those of classic mass manufactured children’s toys. It is a body of work which ...
  • Helsley, Michael (2014)
    Memory is a nonlinear narrative: pieces of a story that are parceled away in various places in your mind, that come together to tell another larger story. These parcels are made up of moments and events that when combined ...
  • Tury, Colin (2014)
    What does it mean to be the Maker? In today’s society, with CNC technology and the ability to create objects without having to physically interact with the medium at hand, why would anyone expel energy doing things ...
  • Ehrsam, Bradley (2014)
    Public Practice is vital for personal and cultural development and it connects individuals to the larger world. Art enables creative exploration, helps build confidence, and enables children in disadvantaged schools to ...
  • Ingram, Elizabeth (2014)
    I am drawn to the most human of things, the ordinary everyday experiences that connect us. I seek to remember pieces of life that are easily forgotten or left behind. It is within the constructs of interdependence that my ...
  • HER 
    Russell, Hillary Erin (2014-06-24)
    Life and death seem to be opposite in definition but I believe it is death that makes life. The two need each other and death is what defines life for me. How do we know what happiness is without sadness? How can we ...
  • Conrady, Denise (2014-06-24)
    In this thesis, I will describe my journey of coming into a Master of Fine Arts Furniture Design program from an Interior Design and Architecture background and how I found my identity as an artist. I will present the ...
  • Davis, Lauren (2014-06-11)
    I believe time is unreal; with my photographs I can manipulate time and make reality sticky. This work is about landscape, narrative, desire, and denial. My curiosity comes from the investigation of empirical evidence ...
  • Hearn, Katherine (2014-06-11)
    The responsibilities of caregiving create enormous pressures and risks for caregivers. Burnout, compromised health, depression, and depletion of financial resources are a reality of daily life for millions of Americans ...
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    Wierzbicki, Liz (2014-06-11)
    My work considers the variegated terrain of love’s complicated language. By shifting from physical to virtual, material to ephemeral through working in sculpture and video, I consider the physical and emotional qualities ...
  • Timmerman, Hillary (2014-05-30)
    Self-harming among adolescents is a rapidly growing clinical issue. The behavior is also one of the most difficult clinical issues for many professionals (Brown and Kimball, 2013; Favazza, 1998; Muehlenkamp & Gutierrez, ...
  • Wallace, Natalie (2014-05-30)
    History is a cyclical phenomenon; by reviewing the past, we can gain knowledge to improve the future. Since art therapy was first conducted in psychiatric hospitals, it is important to reflect on the history and commemorate ...
  • Moffatt, Heidi N. (2014-05-30)
    The first successful photography experiments occurred in the early 1800s, and since this time photography has attracted artists, scientists, amateurs, and therapists who wish to enhance the treatment of their clients. ...
  • Krieger, Amanda I. (2014-05-30)
    This study evaluated the differences in the Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD) of two groups of students who are Deaf: one with signing parents, and the other with non-signing parents. Participants included 14 students who were ...
  • Granger, Amy M (2014-05-30)
    How has recent research on mirror neurons and embodied simulation informed the way we understand the therapeutic relationship? Can this neuroscience research help art therapists gain more insight into the advantages and ...
  • Graham, Uriah (2014-05-30)
    This thesis utilizes an integrative review of literature to examine how art therapy interventions can be used to explore sexuality and assist in reducing sexual misbehaviors for adolescents in a residential psychiatric ...
  • Adeniyi, Linda B. (2014-05-30)
    In the United States, women are vulnerable to sexual violence regardless of their socioeconomic conditions (Black, et.al, 2010; Wadeson, 2010; Basile, 2002). Women make up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population (U. S. Census ...

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