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  • 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 ...
  • Unearth 
    Lillis, Jennifer
    Unearth is a poetic exploration of the function, intention and transformation of art within the context of ritual and sacred spaces. This thesis will discuss the construction of the exhibition, unearth, through the ...
  • St Pierre, Nathan (2017)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the interplay between achievement goal orientation (AGO) and attitudes toward grading practices. A secondary purpose was to identify homogeneous groups of participants for further ...
  • Dieterich, Robert Ota
    This paper explores the relationship between 3D artists and procedural content generation (PCG) in computer game development tools by presenting a proof-of-concept implementation of a new tool to artists with game development ...
  • Watkins, Sean (2009-07-25)
    War Correspondents: Ellipses from Within the Bubble distills the mapping of physical and emotional paths into a physical and visual conclusion of my journey discovering memories from participants of the secret war in ...
  • Smith, Anne (2015-08-19)
    This thesis describes the practices, thought processes and influences behind the work in my MFA thesis exhibit Ways of Going, Having Gone, exhibited in November 2014 at George Mason University’s Fine Art Gallery, as well ...
  • McComas, Wade P
    It was Christmas Day, 1993. My dad and I had been talking about it for a month and the day was finally here. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm had finally come to theatres. I was a huge fan of its predecessor television series ...

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