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  • Sarkissian, Nelly Achkhen (2010-06-08)
    This thesis is a plateau for cinematic documentaries that illuminates the story of cultural religious tattooing ritual of the Armenians, neighboring in the Middle East and Eastern Europe; A camera-pan that exposes the ...
  • Golden, Jeff (2012-01-30)
    What is it to be human? It is more than genetic code, more than a belief that we simply exist, more than a classification. But what exactly defines who and what we are? Our actions characterize who we are; our journey ...
  • Rackley, Christopher (2012-06-18)
    The following document uses photographs of Chris Rackley’s artworks in progress, including pages from his sketchbooks, to give a glimpse into the meandering creative paths taken between ideas and forms. Six pieces from ...
  • DeSaix, Suzanne (2013-02-12)
    Breathing Space is about a journey of developing artistic inquiry that moved from a macro-level sociopolitical focus to an intimate reflection on the impetus for art making. That focus circled back to an enriched perspective ...
  • Irvin, Sarah
    My thesis is a selection of actions, objects, and texts made as a response to my experience of pregnancy, giving birth, and caring for my daughter. The actions themselves were time-based performance pieces derived from ...
  • d'Amboise, Christopher (2014-05-22)
    This thesis study examines and reviews the existing literature on choreographic craft and process. In addition, it adds to the existing literature on the subject of choreography including elements of craft, process, ...
  • Herce, Clarita M. (2009-07-25)
    This thesis describes how I came to create the body of work for Claritas: An MFA Thesis Exhibition, the culmination of my thesis project at George Mason University. I reflect on the journey that brought me to painting; ...
  • Hendrick, Jay (2015-08-13)
    Collude Collide is primarily a painting exhibition and asks axiological questions about and around painting. The objects ask questions about asking questions. The objects, when seen together are attempts at casting doubt ...
  • Taylor, Mark A. (2014-05)
    With the intent of contributing new research to the body of knowledge on
  • Cole McInturff, Cecilia
    This thesis catalog chronologically records in-studio aspects of design, construction, and a substantive major edit of a 2015 sculptural exhibition completing MFA requirements for graduation. Also, it is a case study ...
  • Arnold, Jermie Steven (2014-05)
    American composer Charles Ives was first and foremost a bandsman. Having been raised in the band world by his father, his first works were for band. Though only four of Ives's original works for band survive, many of his ...
  • Mueller, Johanna (2009-07-25)
    This thesis seeks to describe and illuminate the personal mythology in my work, from my own narrative to the cultural and historical references, pattern and design, ancient myth and legend that inhabit the work. The eight ...
  • Windom, Kristina
    The goal of this thesis is to answer this question: “How do classical ballet companies sustain themselves in a twenty-first century society that is attracted to diverse and innovative ideas?” As a teacher of both classical ...
  • Torres-Ortiz, Luis R. (2014-10-27)
    This document describes the investigative process of the dancer– audience relationship through the exploration of emotions as movements. I choreographed an eleven minute and forty seconds (11:40) dance piece called Bereave ...
  • Sargent, Patrick
    This thesis describes the chronological process and the technical application of Social Art Practice concepts in ART-illery community workshops and subsequent themes that culminated in the work on display in my Masters of ...
  • Fathoms 
    Zuckerman, Sarah
    Fingertip to fingertip, I stretch my arms to their fullest extension, this length, this beginning to an embrace, is a fathom. A fathom measures depth as a line cast into the sea slips through the stratum below. It ...
  • Pichocki, Jillian (2007-12-13)
    FIGHTING SPIRIT is the title of a thesis exhibition by Jillian Pichocki. It is a photographic series of large and mediumscale silver gelatin prints which focuses on the aging process of men engaged in the sport of boxing. ...
  • Ashworth, Ben
    This thesis examines the developing philosophy of practice behind my ongoing participatory public art project and MFA thesis festival FINDING A LINE, most recently exhibited September 4-13, 2015 at The Kennedy Center. ...
  • Booth, Stephanie T. (2013-12-03)
    Why do many of us feel the need to connect to the past? Events that we did not experience will always partially be a mystery and our own memories are both fallible and malleable. Despite the fact that they are often ...
  • Navab, Nahideh (2014-10-07)
    In my MFA exhibition, November 2013, I’ve taken elements of politics and women’s issues into a visual portfolio. My two passions came together through the use of various complex hand print techniques and an installation, ...

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