The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Amassing Subsistence: Creating an Environment Through Objects and Time, Matilda J. Alexander

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Near and Far: A Series of Paintings Exploring the Concept of Home, Hannah Ayers

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Serendipity in Liminality: A Photographic Study of the Liminal Space in Music Performance, Chelsea B. Carlson

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Making and Mindfulness: How Process-Oriented Tasks Encourage Reflection and Lead to Recovery, Devin DeLaney

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Home Is Where…? : A Visual And Textual Exploration Of Home, Nostalgia, And Persona, Dallas K M Dickey

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Dynamic Beauty: The Journey to Perfection, Jenna L. Hunkins

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Custom Framing: An Analysis of Camille Pissarro's "Les Turpitudes Sociales" within a Base-Superstructure Model, Robin S. Klaus

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Stress Induced Deterioration of the Human Form, Anna Kruse

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"Let Them Eat Crack": A Look at Street Art Culture and Banksy’s Epitomizing Role in the Advancement of Graffiti as Art, Melissa K. Ladd

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It Started With a Blank Piece of Paper: the Making of a Children’s Picture Book, Joyce A. Lee

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Strange Reflections and Obscured Bodies: the Presence of the Surrealist Unconscious in Paul Delvaux's the Break of Day, Rebecca L. Osborne

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Street and Elite, William Owen

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Guatemala: A Buried History, Collin J. Perez

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Art Making as an Ecofeminist Exercise in Understanding Species Extinction and Animal Farming, Adrian Rowan

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What You’ll Miss Just Driving By: A Visual History of My Family's Relationship with Industry, Natalie Renee Shreeve

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Exploring the Unknown: A Ceramic Journey Through the Sea of Imagination, Kaitlin N. Starr

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Exposing Mental Illness in New Light, Isabel R. Taccheri

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The Queen’s Serpent: An Examination of the Serpent Vessel from Burial 61 from El Perú-Waka’, Sarah Van Oss

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Beyond the Binary, Petr Wiese

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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Mycenae and Cultural Memory: 150 to 2015 CE, Elora A. Agsten

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Two Gods, a Dancer, and a Skeleton Walk into a Bar: an exploration of created space through puppetry and performance, Colin Bauman

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Discussions in and of Conceptual Art: Different Modes of Conveying Experience, Anthony J. Black

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Our Children: A Documentation of Modern Day Lynching in America, Adam Brinson

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A Neopagan Renaissance: Appropriation of Medieval Imagery and Pre-Christian Folklore in the Magazine Covers of Harvest, Jennifer C. Caventer

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Art or Artifact? African Objects in the Museum, Elizabeth Chamis

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The Function of Masochism in Performance Art of the 1970's: A Psychoanalytic Examination of Performances by Chris Burden, Marina Abramović, and Abramović/Ulay, Philip W. Chung

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Technomorphis: Artistic Explorations of Humanity’s Dynamic Relationship with Technology, Julia M. Cropper

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Visions of Progress: Ohio's New Deal Post Office Murals, Curtis J. Davies

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The Developement of Craft, Samuel S. Donnroummo III

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A Portrait A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, Jessica D. Friesen

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Exposure of the Self: Expressions of Internal Conflict Through Fashion, Melissa G. Hackett

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The Canyon as Home: Accessing food, water, education, and employment in Tijuana's former municipal landfill, Morgan E. Hughes

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Photographing Experience in Natures of united States and South Korea: Construction of Landscape Sceneries with Cubism Approach, Min Sung Kim

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Stopping Power Analysis of 37K, 44Cl, and 71 Br Incident on a He:CO2 (9:1) Gas Target, Min Sung Kim

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Exploration of Form and Technique in Functional Ceramics, Grace Lawton

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Lost and Found: An Exploration of Design in Urban Cartography, Chloe McFadyen

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Blurred Lines: "Should an Artwork have Toilets", Matthew A. Miklavcic

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Do You Ever Get Nightmares?: A photographic journey through the lives of wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans, Gabrielle M. Morrison

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Inside the Black Box: Relationships Between Structure and Natural Spaces, Bjorn Olsen

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Venus and the Salon of 1863: Allegorization, Transformation, and The Gaze, James L. Parker II

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An Exploration of Self: Continued, Aniecia L. Patridge

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Investigating Intrigue: Past and Imagined, Lauren D. Perrino

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A Fool's Comedic Cavalcade of Heads, Young Jae Oliver Shin

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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Ship Burials as Indicators of Status and Power, Meagan Shirley

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History in the Hand Through Functional Ceramics, Katherine E. Stephens

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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Serving Up a Cup, Mattie R. Cannon

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Women in Water: The Drowned Female Victim in Victorian Painting, Catherine Everett

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Power, Sex, and Intrigue: An Examination of Mistress Portraiture at the Court of Charles II, Margaret S. Frick

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Consummation of the 'Good Life' through Aesthetics, Christina M. Haupt

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Belonging(s): A Short Story Cycle and Artworks, Maria Janasz

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This Product is 100% Unofficial, Paige M. Madden

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A World of Make-Believe, Sarah K. Michels

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Documenting Qualities of Natural and Artificial Forms of Beauty, Arianna G. Priddle

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Journey to Recovery, Sarah A. Ragosta

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A Functional Family, Anna G. Regan

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Fresh Boundaries, Seung Ryong Riew

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(dis)Appearance, Caroline R. Wensel

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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Tussen Droom En Werkelijkheid: Between Dream and Reality, Karin Barend

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A Bestial History, Brittany Bounds

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Encaustic Internal Organs Paralleling the External Industrial World, Betsy J. Elderbrock

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Disidentifying Performance of Freedom, Laura Haldane

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The Weathered Nude: Topographic Maps Paved By the Intricacies of Memory, Time, and Emotion, Emily Koelmel

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Lost and Found: the Life and Art of Vivian Maier, Emily L. Mitchell

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From Renaissance Entertainment to Occult Divinitory Practice: An Iconographic Study of the Sexual Female Image in Tarot, Megan Mary Piemonte

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The Transparent Self, Jessica Pisani

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The History of the Americanization of Sushi and its Application as an Art Form, Margaret Graham Roberts

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Architectural Interventions, Abigail Aloe Sandberg

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Dream Worlds, Madeleine Socolar

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Leaving It to the Streets: An Examination of the Consequences of Memorializing Street Art, Emily Timmerman

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Welcome to the Jungle: A Hallucinogenic Phenomenological Experience, Ashle S. Williams

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Experiencing the Change of Home, Hava K. Yoast-Hull

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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Evolving to Explore: the Potential in Land Art, Nora Byrne Armstrong

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Experiences in Vietnam, Interpreted Through Art: Creating New Process and Technique, Lida C. Bilokur

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Artist Francesco Clemente's Understanding of Tantrism As Demonstrated By the Unfolding of Female Genitalia in His Works, Eliza Cady

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The Eloquence of Stone: Propagandistic Function of Monumental and Funerary Art in Nineteenth Century Paris, Lauren Close

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Extended Family, Will Ehrenreich

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Cracks in the Sidewalk: An Examination of "Freaks" and Women in Garry Winogrand's Volatile Sixties, Charlie Fanelli

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Exploration of Hyperbolic Geometry/ Mathematics and Studio Art, Rachel Frank

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Johnny Appleseed: Exploring a Cultural Landscape, Brenna Hatcher

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Gift That Keeps on Giving: Exploring the Role of Scenes Involving the Offering of Gifts on Egyptian Non-Royal Coffins and Tombs, Renee Hennemann

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Goddess of Mercy: the Gender Transformation of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, Hawwah LaRoche

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Time Travelin' Is Dino-Mite!: the Development of an Original Sequential Art Narrative, Ann Elizabeth Lewis

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Come to the Table, A. Greer Morgan

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Seen and Unseen Face of God: An Artist's Exploration of Patua Art and Religion, Julia Murphy

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Terrain, Rebecca Newhouse

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Effects of Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Induced Habitat Disturbance on Spider Community Structure in Southeastern Michigan and Reflections on Biological Research, Sarah E. Rudawsky

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Not So Innocent: Little Red Riding Hood's Corrupted Past and the Constructs of Victorian Childhood, Jennifer Singer

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Masquerade of Gender: the Study of the Power and Influence of the Female Gender Through the Visual Culture of Sande Masks and Performance, Claire Smith

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Untitled, Abiose Spriggs

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Destructive Creation, Marissa Stover

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Contemporary Merrymakers, Kelley M. Waickman

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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Portraits and Figures of Women at Yuli Mental Institution in Hwalien, Taiwan, Feng-Ju Chien

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IMPRO-VIBES 17X: The Visual Expression of Hip-Hop Lyrics, Nina R. Dine

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Children and Nature, Adria Hankey-Brown

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Camille Pissarro's View of a Modern City: Paintings in Paris, 1893-1903, Laura Hazlett

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Fear of ...., Kathleen Mazzei

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Babel, Nicholas Ouellette

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Le Paris Moderne : Trois Axes Selons Lesquels Paris a Modernisé À La Fin Du 19Ème Siècle, Emily Popovich

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Blood, Spit, and Tears: Art As a Model For Feminist Theory and Dialogue, Zoe Van Dyke

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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The Face in the Looking Glass: An Examination of Self Through Character Traits in Lewis Carroll's Stories of Alice, Alice O. Case