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  • Autopoiesis in contemporary Bio-Arts in Mexico and Colombia 

    Pederson, Claudia C. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2015)
    In Latin America, the convergence of art, technology, and activism, alongside the environmental impact of globalization, has led to works addressing ecological themes. While constituting a new focus of digital art practices ...
  • Graven images (What's in a brand?) 

    Farmer, James Robert (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The research topics most relevant to my studio art practice are branding, advertising and semiotics (the study of sign systems and their meanings). My intention is to formulate a critique of capitalist globalization that ...
  • Chapter Fifteen -- Mary Magdalene and the iconography of domesticity 

    LeZotte, Annette (E J BRILL, 2012)
    Mary Magdalene, Iconographic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque examines the iconographic inventions in Magdalene imagery and the contextual factors that shaped her representation in visual art from the fourteenth ...
  • Art and science intersect -- Restricted access to full text 

    Tripp, Kristen (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Scientists such as biologist Gunther von Hagens and medical doctor Mark Gilbert, among others, have been turning to art to create scientific sculptures whose main purposes are not only to teach to general public and science ...
  • Art within ceramic decoration 

    St. Clair, Joyce (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Decoration in early ceramic work stemmed from the abstraction of culturally significant symbols and motifs now serves as a record of cultural identity. Contemporarily, the role of decoration in our visual culture has been ...
  • Ritual genesis: constructing systems of belief 

    Voltz, Lars (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Throughout clay’s history, material choices directly shape cultural practices and the structuring of ceremonial and mundane living. Within this context, “ritual” is a transient term describing actions covering a broad scope ...
  • Redefining materiality: physical relationships of materials in comparison to clay 

    Eames, Matthew (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Clay and its ceramic counterparts are one of the most prominent materials used within contemporary society. There is countless integration amongst the development of our surrounding world from utilitarian vessels to ...
  • Ceramic Art: The Ability to Transgress Time 

    Eames, Matthew (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
    Being comprised of specific minerals and earthen materials, clay has been used throughout history to create art. What distinguishes clay from any other material is its resistance to decay. Through the ceramic firing process, ...
  • Questioning the construction of reality 

    Leonard, Joe (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    How do we arrive at ourselves, is it the question of nature vs. nurture, or is there a greater sense of manipulation? People are locked into an uncontrollable controlled system, which they both develop and absorb. I think ...
  • The development of ottoman ceramics 

    Hellman, David William (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Many of the world’s ceramic objects can trace their aesthetic lineage to one source, Ming Dynasty export porcelain. Turkish or Ottoman ceramics is a tradition that drew inspiration from luxury goods acquired through trade ...
  • Using 3D modeling to enable students with quadriplegia 

    Baumer, Phillip (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Section 504 of the American Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states, no qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to ...
  • Postmodern places 

    Lightner, Jodi (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Art is able to communicate and transport the viewer to a different place in their mind's eye. The representation of places also connects the artist and viewer in a shared experience and understanding of space. The challenge ...
  • Rendering toxic metal oxides inert 

    Leonard, Joe (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Ceramic glazes are composed of three primary components: a flux, an alumina- bonding agent, and a glass former. These three materials can be adjusted for firing ranges as low as 1213 degrees Fahrenheit, up to 2419 degrees ...
  • The effects of kiln atmosphere on glaze color and texture 

    Mark, Monette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    This experiment studies the effects of the chemical colorants, red iron oxide (Fe2O3), copper carbonate (CuCO3), cobalt carbonate (CoCO3), black nickel oxide (Ni2O3), titanium dioxide (TiO2), and rutile, an iron ...
  • Iron based earthenware in a forced reduction atmosphere 

    Hayes, Todd Rex (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Iron is a strong flux in ceramic glazes when fired in an oxygen-starved atmosphere (reduction), resulting in a CO rich atmosphere. The carbon monoxide (CO) robs the iron (Fe2o3) of two oxygen molecules, thus transforming ...
  • Examining the first women potters in America and their influence on contemporary ceramic art 

    Mark, Monette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    The goal of this research is to demonstrate artistic lineage and the intertwined history of early American women potters. This history shows how a technical process, pot or teacher has affected and created a lineage of ...
  • Presence and absence through memory 

    Unterman, Joshua M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
  • Formulating iron rich clay bodies in a recycled electric kiln 

    Olsen, Ryan (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    Clay bodies can be formulated using commonly available processed clays for a wide variety of specific functions. Some of the functions I am interested in include plasticity for throwing on the wheel, temperature range ...
  • A visual exploration of non traditional identity and place 

    McKee, Paul D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    The purpose of this study is an ongoing creation of artworks that reflect the ideas of non-traditional identity and the sense of place or placelessness. The works strive to also be readable by a larger viewing audience ...

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