Herron School of Art and Design Theses

 

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  • Williamson, Courtney (2016)
    This research study investigated social isolation within a skilled nursing facility. It was hypothesized that through the participation in a 6-week art therapy group, residents living in a Midwest skilled nursing facility ...
  • Wessel, Robert (2016)
    This thesis discusses a participatory design project that focused on improving social support for women veterans in Indianapolis, Indiana. Using a series of design research methods to capture the voice of local women ...
  • Hill, Chris (2016)
    In speaking of work from his photo book "American Surfaces," Stephen Shore says "...all of it was looking at the culure, the build culture." The surface of things at times expands beyong two dimensional flateness and visual ...
  • Ceragami 
    Patel, Mona (2016)
    Ceramics is one of the oldest mediums of creating works of art over the past centuries; however there has been a significant improvement and advancements towards creating different forms with it. I intend to capture the ...
  • Cochran, Stephanie (2016)
    I found myself entangled in a self-imposed social construct based on history, experience, and personal need for place. This exploration questions roles and definitions of purpose in an American mid-western construct. The ...
  • drift 
    Wittman, Priya (2016)
    Through making, observing and responding to my art I maintain a constant cycle of question development and exploration of the infinite answers to these questions. The most important questions concern human existence: Where ...
  • Jacob, Andrew (2016)
    Living with a hearing disability, as well as being shy, has always been a challenge for me and has affected my ability to communicate with others. With a difficulty in initiating conversation, I would instead stand back ...
  • Hammond, Mohammad (2016)
    In the United States currently 10 states have either professional licenses with verbiage inclusive of art therapy or licenses that are distinctly art therapy. The states with art therapy licenses received that distinction ...
  • Jarrett, Liza (2016)
    This arts-based phenomenological study aimed to explore the evolving identity of a graduate art therapy student. This participant created a series of artwork and completed an evaluation measure called the Twenty-Statement ...
  • Goble, Shelbi (2016)
    This study is a systematic literature review that supports the use and interpretation of the Animal Kinetic Family Drawing (AKFD) with adolescent intrafamilial sex offenders. A review of historical and psychoanalytic ...
  • Carrion, Galo (2016)
    This research explores users’ experiences, a significant component of service design, which in recent years has gained value within the business and public sectors. Today, we cannot even imagine some products without their ...
  • Fiandt, Emma (2016)
    I have always believed that art and life are one. Through the construction and performance of two characters that are fictionalized versions of myself, my work explores identity, gender, and the doubts and insecurities ...
  • Dick, Adam (2016)
    My work playfully explores the notion of the hero and its modern relevance by presenting a "hero" that is imperfect in every way, even to the point of ineptitude. This character is The Lonely Spaceman, prone to loneliness ...
  • Waddles, Ting (2016)
    We build our own realities. We construct meaning through our personal, social, and cultural experiences. It is our nature to unconsciously create an underlying structure as a guideline to revolve around in our lives. This ...
  • Taylor, Miranda (2016)
    The intricate patterns and movements of the Basket Starfish spreading its arms and swaing in the gentle currents of the sea, the glimmer of light through the canopy of a forest shining light upon the pollen and dust riding ...
  • Qian, Jennifer (2016)
    To hear is a simple act but to listen is to react. Our bodies register sensory experiences before the mind becomes aware of it. When our body listens with its ears, eyes, heart and the rest of its limbs, it functions as a ...
  • Li, Shuyu (2016)
    Each individual utilizes memory and experience as the path to explore unknown, and memory functions even more significantly when one physically or mentally dislocated from the environment where the memory was created in. ...
  • Baker, Steven S. (2015)
    This paper explores the meaning and purpose of the various ancient and modern design elements of meditation room construction, and how they serve to define a specific design aesthetic inherent to all meditation rooms. Based ...
  • Woolf, David (2015)
    My early work consisted of highly aestheticized photographs of natural objects taken in extreme close-up. Working as a self-described scientist, I used an unusual macro camera lens (Canon MP-E 65mm) to achieve high ...
  • Connelly, Carly (2015)
    I am anxiously aware of human vulnerability; the brevity of living and the impermanence of the present. There is a prism of experience in the complexity of life and death through which my work is influenced. Nothing is a ...

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