Herron School of Art and Design Theses

Herron School of Art and Design Theses

 

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  • Koininia 
    Strong, Sarah (2020)
    To be alive is to be in relationship. To be human is to seek connection. Through our senses we connect to one another, to the world around us and to the spirit of life itself. Our human experience is an opportunity for ...
  • Rathbun, Adam (2020)
    Adam explores Adam's Epic of America through time, American objects & kulture.
  • Kimbrough, Libby (2020)
    LGBTQ+ individuals living in rural areas who are aging into adulthood face specific challenges, such as isolation, discrimination, bullying, and hate crimes, leading to mental health issues that often go untreated due to ...
  • Wheat, Lexie (2020)
    This study used an integrative literature review to connect the topics of domestic violence against women, feminist theory, and art therapy as a foundation for creating a feminist-informed art therapy program for women ...
  • Armstrong, Ilene (2020)
    This paper summarizes this beginning art therapist's master's level capstone project. My project began in Fall 2019 as I was experiencing increased stress, anxiety, and perfectionism in my clinical internship, which was ...
  • Pulos, Kaitlyn (2020)
    The ability to regulate emotions is a key therapeutic need for students with learning difference that presents challenges to their emotional health, and also impacts their academic performance and social interactions in ...
  • Evans-Black, Keaton (2020)
    The practice of tattooing has been around for thousands of years, but has not been given positive attention in Western cultures until recently. Art therapy holds the power to further positive opinions on this art form by ...
  • Chopra, Natasha (2020)
    Art therapy, museums, and art galleries are in their beginning stages of collaboration, but they share common goals such as improving their surrounding communities and providing services to increasingly diverse audiences. ...
  • Guzman, Maria V. (2020)
    An integrative literature review was used to gather information on existing ethical decision-making models in order to formulate key themes for a recently developed model. Concepts including ecology theory, and inclusion ...
  • Shope, Wendy (2020)
    This research is a case study of using co-design as a way of assisting the capacity building process for an Indianapolis-based community organizer. The community organizer seeks to develop a visual thinking tool for enhancing ...
  • Troyer, Denise (2020)
    Nature - Humans - Past - Future - Presence - Absence These familiar terms are the stepping stones of thought that went into my thesis work. While some may pair these words together as dichotomies, I concentrate on the ...
  • Mower, Ashleigh (2020)
    This human-subject, mixed methods study, originally designed for six participants, was turned into a case study that examined the use of the Face Stimulus Assessment (FSA) with one individual diagnosed with early-state ...
  • Lugo, Hannah (2020)
    The present study used an integrative literature review methodology to identify the art therapy treatment needs of mothers and families experiencing a high-risk pregnancy within a women's health facility, in order to propose ...
  • 4thness 
    Mullen, Frank (2020)
    Charlie Gordon hung a box. It was mounted on the front of his house, next to the door, narrow and painted black and oddly proportioned, like a talisman, like a ovate refugee from Easter Island. He hung it there so ...
  • Vidger, Natasha (2018)
    Through large-scale oil paintings my research engulfs the viewer in an environment consisting of only animals. Absent of romanticized landscapes, my paintings render the animal form in a balance between the refined and ...
  • Amnesia 
    Jorgensen, Elizabeth (2019)
    Because of childhood trauma much of my work is inspired by photographs. With my work, I am trying to recover and work through memories and piece together the years that are missing from my memory. Finding the how and why ...
  • Vespini, Sarah (2019)
    This single subject study sought to explore the potential connection between Clay Work and components of mindfulness using the State Mindfulness Scale for Clay Work (SMS-CW). The study was done by an art therapy graduate ...
  • Rhoades, Torrie (2019)
    This paper explores scholarly literature regarding dementia, neural pathways, dementia studies, types of dementia, and previous art therapy studies with the aging population. A study was conducted at two aging facilities ...
  • 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 ...

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