Recent Submissions

  • For those of you who are into cosmetics, remember that thinking ruins the face. / ... Passion?—It’s merely neurosis. / Made in Itary: All’s in Order: “Out of Order” Fashion’s Inability to Divest of Power By Christian Alborz Oldham/ Putting the Theory to the Test 

    Oldham, Christian Alborz
    Clothing—its manufacture and its point of distribution and sale—is an apt illustration for the faults and entrapment of contemporary productive society as it relates to human and ecological rights and wellbeing. Artworks, ...
  • jahlbutahkhapnida 

    Kang, Alex
    The act of stretching and experimenting with the malleable properties of language is fundamental to my practice. I often criticize the supposed neutrality of language, especially Standard American English, and question the ...
  • A New Home 

    Hewat, Daniel
    Being a product of your environment, limitations of exploring ones' self and discovery of your own essence become very apparent by not exploring your surroundings. One would never know the beauty of a sunrise cresting the ...
  • Our Own Personal Hero's Journey 

    Cooper, Ian Curtis
    Young men often view themselves under the scope of a “Hero’s Journey” due to various forms of entertainment equating a “hero” with the traditionally masculine. Using drawing, painting, and printmaking I was able to explore ...
  • Shorthanded 

    BURR, DAVID Charles
    How can the development of personalized language be supported through a survey of visual experience? Interacting with any system asks us to formulate a reaction to the structures of reality. My research into participatory ...
  • MONSTRO: Artworks Inspired by the Disabled Experience 

    Meyer, Erin Helen
    My ability (or, inability) to come to terms with the disabled experience-- forms the core of my artistic practice. I create semi-autobiographical sculptures that serve as allegory for the effects, symptoms, or experiences ...
  • Catch/Trap 

    Clark, Nathan A
    This work began as an exploration of technology that is timeless but forgotten or ignored, though still poignant and useful today. Nets are ubiquitous, made and used by humans worldwide throughout history. The net can trap ...
  • The Inner Distance: an examination of Cyborg, Disembodiment, and Literature 

    Schroeder, Katie
    My research and work explores disembodiment and the effects of being cyborg and archived within contemporary society. Through video, object, and atmospheric presence the work pushes boundaries between the physical and ...
  • Kindred Spirits: Communal Making and Religious Revival in Arts and Crafts Movements, 1870-1920 

    Wager, Anna A
    Communal work, community support, and collaborative art production defined William Morris’s Arts and Crafts movement, and these tenets were also central to late-nineteenth-century religious practices. My dissertation ...
  • Watermarks 

    Hagy, Jessica Fair
    A novel composed of twelve interrelated character studies.
  • Evolving Definitions of Power Relations in the United States through Language as Form 

    Wilson, Caitlyn
    Each work has specific content that is derived from absorbing writing from scholars. These writings vary in specificity but relate to larger subjects of interest. My overarching areas of study include form as content, ...
  • The Urbanization of Roman Municipia: Urban Development and Romanization in Umbrian Cities During the First Century BCE 

    Lippai, Sarah M.
    This thesis examines the urban development of the Roman urbs during the first century BCE. The cities of southern Umbria provide a case study of a wider phenomenon occurring throughout Italy following the municipalization ...
  • The Lay of the Land: English Landscape Themes in Early Modern Painting in England 

    Budnick, Barbara Lou
    Landscape paintings generally offer a far and wide view of external world, including all parts of the built and natural environment that pass before the eye. As a genre in England, landscape painting arose slowly in the ...
  • Living Objects 

    Aguilar, Gavriella
    During the last two years I have found new ways to develop and maintain relationships with others through my relationships with objects. Understanding the purpose of the object, the functionality, the way it exists within ...
  • Interlocking Paint and Paint 

    Sklenar, Tarran M
    University of Washington Abstract Interlocking Paint and Paint Tarran Sklenar Chair of Supervisory Committee: Professor Ann Gale Painting and Drawing Through my paintings, I am exploring the materiality of paint and its ...
  • Lonely Mountains 

    Frankel, Ryna
    This thesis examines cuteness as it relates to care, culture, and manipulation. Using both scientific studies and cultural theories, this thesis aims to understand these elements of cuteness and relate them to the artwork ...
  • Body and Apparition: Material Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italian Religious Sculpture 

    Giffin, Erin C.
    In early modern church interiors across the Italian peninsula, religious devotees gazed upon, spoke to, and touched sculptural sacred objects. These forms of contact reinforced the sensation of presence and communication ...
  • Between Authority and Pretense 

    Halpine, Clare
    Humor calls into question collectively held truths, whether real or imagined, emergent or engrained. Through costume and studied speech, the performance artist as pundit makes permissible a self to which we may otherwise ...
  • Vulnerability: The Better Choice 

    Ross-Gotta, Cicelia
    Meaningful human connection is predicated on sharing or exposing vulnerability to one another to establish trust. In this paper, I explore the relationship between vulnerability and meaningful human connection, via sources ...
  • Faces of Humanity: Painting Portraits of Immigrant Workers 

    Morales, Selma Arely
    Through the years, immigration to the United States has significantly increased. Immigrants have been drawn to this country by attractive wages and pushed by the poverty in their home countries. Today, immigrant minority ...

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