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  • Dixon, Elsabé (2012-06-12)
    The luxury of exploration that was afforded me during my time at George Mason University and my pursuit of investigating the use of live organisms in conjunction with symbiotic systems and audience involvement, led me ...
  • Serafin, Susan (2009-09-17)
    Our identities and gestures are transferred from our cultural memory. Photography, movies, and more recently, virtual reality, are cultural and social markers that juxtapose the "ideal image of self" with the self as ...
  • Caramanna, Brigitte
    This thesis describes my process and presents the research I have used to create my work. I will provide an explanation to methods of printmaking I practice and how that relates to drawing, exploration, and scientific ...
  • Bartz, George
    The world of design has evolved, along with technology, from the days of print advertising to the digital world of websites and mobile apps. The Internet has created a greenfield environment with new design disciplines ...
  • McCoy, Ryan (2013-09-13)
    This thesis examines the origins and trajectory of the primary line of thought I had developed while creating a body of work over a several year period. I attempted to create a document that would be easily accessible and ...
  • Parada, Melvin
    This thesis describes the artwork created in the exhibited work of Rethinking Lines. The work is premised on the theoretical findings in the fields of linguistics and semiotics, alongside philosophies tailored under the ...
  • Warshaw, Raphael (2015-08-13)
    “When one reaches the decline of life it is imperative to try and gather together as many as possible of the sensations which have passed through our particular organism.” - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Much has been ...
  • Self 
    Murray, Mahogany M (2014-10-08)
    From the day we are born, we are taught to conform, to believe, to fear, to love, to want, to need. And as a result of all of those teachings we find our selves lost and confused within this conformity. We are looking ...
  • Grimsby, Gregory
    In the late 17th century, cabinets of curiosity reflected the birth of modern science, manifested in exotic collections of artifacts, specimens, and artworks. These precursors to modern museums juxtaposed natural science ...
  • Reedy, Karen (2009-08-26)
    This document describes the choreographic inspiration and process for the creation of Sleepwalking, a dance commissioned by the Kennedy Center’s Local Dance Commissioning Project, performed September 4 and 5, 2008, by Karen ...
  • Sawyer, Rahshia (2014-10-27)
    I make photographs as an inquiry into the existential questions of reality, identity, and the beliefs put in place by the individual. This thesis describes the photographic series of works leading up to and the installation ...
  • Giron, Olivier (2012-10-05)
    Something Out of Nothing developed out of a growing curiosity to explore the margins between public and private space. The spaces that surround us can be defined through our relationship to the landscape. This definition ...
  • Stim 
    Ruwet, Elizabeth Paxton (2014-03-15)
    This thesis documents specific relationships I observe and have with individuals living with autism. Through an extensive interview and interactive process, the varied interactions furthered my understanding of these ...
  • McCurdy, Brian Glenn (2013)
    THE TECHNICAL AND EXPRESSIVE ASPECTS OF THE CLARINET IN THE
  • Klontz, Mary-Hannah (2015)
    This research provides a guide to understanding, preparing, and performing Arnold Schoenberg’s last completed opus, “De Profundis” (Psalm 130) Op. 50B,2 within the context of the Hebrew chant that inspired it and Schoenberg’s ...
  • Petravage, Laura (2016)
    The late-nineteenth century was a time of transition and change in the political and social lives of the French people. This shift to the modern era brought with it nearly seventy years of conflict with Germany and, also, ...
  • Loda, Nathan (2015-08-19)
    I started this series with a question, what is my identity? This led me to look at my childhood influences -- playmobil toys, adventure films, and my outdoor experiences – all of which started to inform the subject matter ...
  • Skowron, Steven (2014-10-08)
    This thesis is a comprehensive roadmap that describes my journey as artist. The paper examines the various influences that represent my work. These influences revolve around my former Catholic background and the personal ...
  • Van Meer, James X
    This final project and thesis describe gun violence in America through a statistical lens, emphasizing the implementation of graphic design to evoke a response from the audience. Advanced typography, grid design, vector ...

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