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 2014

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Fresh Boundaries, Seung Ryong Riew
Department: Art and Art History

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(dis)Appearance, Caroline R. Wensel
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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

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A Bestial History, Brittany Bounds
Department: Art and Art History

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Encaustic Internal Organs Paralleling the External Industrial World, Betsy J. Elderbrock
Department: Art and Art History

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Disidentifying Performance of Freedom, Laura Haldane
Department: Physics; Art and Art History

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

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

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From Renaissance Entertainment to Occult Divinitory Practice: An Iconographic Study of the Sexual Female Image in Tarot, Megan Mary Piemonte
Department: Art and Art History; French and Francophone Studies

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The Transparent Self, Jessica Pisani
Department: Art and Art History

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

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Architectural Interventions, Abigail Aloe Sandberg
Department: Art and Art History

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Dream Worlds, Madeleine Socolar
Department: Art and Art History

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

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Welcome to the Jungle: A Hallucinogenic Phenomenological Experience, Ashle S. Williams
Department: Art and Art History

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Experiencing the Change of Home, Hava K. Yoast-Hull
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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

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

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

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

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Extended Family, Will Ehrenreich
Department: Art and Art History

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

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Exploration of Hyperbolic Geometry/ Mathematics and Studio Art, Rachel Frank
Department: Art and Art History; Mathematics

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Johnny Appleseed: Exploring a Cultural Landscape, Brenna Hatcher
Department: Art and Art History

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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
Department: Archaeology; Art and Art History

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Goddess of Mercy: the Gender Transformation of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, Hawwah LaRoche
Department: Art and Art History

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

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Come to the Table, A. Greer Morgan
Department: Art and Art History

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Seen and Unseen Face of God: An Artist's Exploration of Patua Art and Religion, Julia Murphy
Department: Art and Art History; Religious Studies

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Terrain, Rebecca Newhouse
Department: Art and Art History

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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
Department: Art and Art History; Biology

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

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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
Department: Art and Art History

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Untitled, Abiose Spriggs
Department: Art and Art History

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Destructive Creation, Marissa Stover
Department: Art and Art History

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Contemporary Merrymakers, Kelley M. Waickman
Department: Art and Art History

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
Department: Art and Art History

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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
Department: Art and Art History

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Fear of ...., Kathleen Mazzei
Department: Art and Art History

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Babel, Nicholas Ouellette
Department: Art and Art History

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Le Paris Moderne : Trois Axes Selons Lesquels Paris a Modernisé À La Fin Du 19Ème Siècle, Emily Popovich
Department: French and Francophone Studies; Art and Art History

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Blood, Spit, and Tears: Art As a Model For Feminist Theory and Dialogue, Zoe Van Dyke
Department: Art and Art History; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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
Department: Art and Art History

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Title, Benjamin Katz
Department: Art and Art History

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Philip is My Best Friend (Being the Story of a Girl and Her Duck), Lindsay Lutz

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Sometimes I Feel Like I'm a Twisted-Out Creature, Sarah Manning
Department: Art and Art History

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Captivation Through Repetition, Hannah Matthews
Department: Art and Art History

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The Peninsular War: An Artistic Response to Napoleon Bonaparte; Jacques-Louis David & Francisco De Goya Y Lucientes, Eli M. A. Woods
Department: History; Art and Art History

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Taking Back the City: a Study of the Political Murals in Belfast, North Ireland, Jaimie K. Wroten
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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Art in the City, Art For the City: Murals and Prints Produced in Cleveland Under the Aegis of the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, Caitlin J. Ament
Department: Art and Art History

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Art As Revolution/One Bullet 40 Pigs: the Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, Katherine C.S. Brausch
Department: Art and Art History; History

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Imagorium For 'The Prince', Dana Bustamante
Department: Art and Art History

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Vulnerable Identities: An Artistic Exploration of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Malawi, Charlotte Hart Castle
Department: Art and Art History

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Collages: Exploration of Furniture Design Using Found Objects, Alexandra Cotter
Department: Art and Art History

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One Lucky Night, Jason Farson
Department: Art and Art History

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Photo-Realism Portrait Drawings: A Look into the Younger Generation of American Professional Tennis Players, Patrick Grab
Department: Art and Art History

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Interknit, Carrie Krochta
Department: Art and Art History

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Synthesis: Connection With Home Away From Home, Juliann Lafferty
Department: Art and Art History

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Detrimental Post-War "American Dream" in the United States: Contemporary Propaganda Posters, Andrew Maloney
Department: Art and Art History

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What Remains: the Role of Photography in the Ephemeral Environmental Sculpture of Andy Goldsworthy and Nils-Udo, Jessica E. Marsh
Department: Art and Art History

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An Ornithological Perverse Nostalgia: A Series of Unexpected Consequences, Sacha Marie Nalepa
Department: Art and Art History

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Art Conservation: Understanding Ethics and Methods Through Historic Case Studies of Painting and Stone Sculpture, Lucy N. Reinhardt
Department: Art and Art History

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The Complex Simplicity of Personality, Hannah Samuell
Department: Art and Art History

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"Paintings" or "Taking It All the Right Way", Laura Seaman
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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Treasures From the Coral Reef, Alanna Marie Clark
Department: Art and Art History

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Para Mi Gente, José A. Esparra
Department: Art and Art History

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Silent Lines: Comics and the Language of Image, Julia Vodrey Hendrickson
Department: Art and Art History

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Look Into the Subconscious Mind: Manipulated By Society's Rules For Beauty and Perfection, Jennifer Christian Jones
Department: Art and Art History

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From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art: Approaches to the "Masculine Masquerade" in the Work of Roy Lichtenstein, Katherine Louise Kelley
Department: Art and Art History

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Sideshow: An Artistic Expression of Social Insecurities, Nancy Luken
Department: Art and Art History

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Impermanence of Life and Light, Emma Powell
Department: Art and Art History

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Nightshades, Tara Severance
Department: Art and Art History

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Wired Emotions: Blurring the Boundary Between Sculpture and Design, Kristen Sorek
Department: Art and Art History

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Journey to a New Realism: Kazimir Malevich's Transcendence to the Supreme in Art, Jordan B. Tobin
Department: Art and Art History

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Animals Through My Eyes, Courtney Wuensch
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

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Artist and Aging: Becoming Aware of the Timeless, Julianna M. Barringer
Department: Art and Art History

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Exploration of Memory: a Grandfather's Past, a Grandchild's Present, Gina M. Crough
Department: Art and Art History

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Humanity vs. The Other, Kassandra Dobson
Department: Art and Art History

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Suffering For His Art or Indulging in Carnal Pleasures: An In-Depth Look at Edgar Degas and His Monotypes, Scotti Grewe
Department: Art and Art History

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Portrait of the Artifice As a Young Man: Cold War Homophobia's Effect on the Comines of Robert Rauschenberg, 1954 Through 1959, Jenny Lockerby
Department: Art and Art History

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Audio-Visual: a Collection of Illustrations Derived From Captured Sound, Joanna McKeon
Department: Art and Art History

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New Orlean's Colleges: Life After Hurricane Katrina, Emmanuel Paul Sterling
Department: Art and Art History

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Designing For the New Woman: Sonia Delaunay and "Coco" Chanel As Timeless Innovators, Leah C. Thompson
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2006

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Nature Transformed, Deardra Fuzzell
Department: Art and Art History

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Marriage of Opposites: Development of a Silver-Containing Photosensitive Ceramic Glaze For Ceramic Art, Megan Sarah Lazorski
Department: Art and Art History; Chemistry

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American Dream Redefined: Thomas Hart Benton's Missouri Mural, Sloan Mills McBride
Department: Art and Art History

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Have a Seat This May Take a While: the Process of Chair Design, Kimberly Rastetter
Department: Art and Art History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

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Retold: Interpretations of the Influences of Storytelling, Anne Baughman
Department: Art and Art History

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Reflecting on the Multiplicity of the Emotional Being: a Self-Portrait, Angela Damore
Department: Art and Art History

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Selling the Femme Fatale: the Poster Art of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha, Lisa Anne Glazer
Department: Art and Art History

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City Architecture, the People's Perspective, Ashley E. Hecker
Department: Art and Art History

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Shorelines: Cleveland to the Cape, Anne K. Kissling
Department: Art and Art History

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Furniture or Art? a Visual Exploration of Objects Integrating Sculpture and Design, Jeffry J. Liptak II
Department: Art and Art History

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Post-Event Representations of the Bombing of Hiroshima: in Memory, Testimony and Witnessing, Kenzo Niwa
Department: History; Art and Art History

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Following Yellow Brick Roads: a Visual Exploration, Elizabeth Grace Peebles
Department: Art and Art History

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Natural Occurrences: a Ceramic Exploration of Nature's Characteristics Through Organic Form, Mary Risley
Department: Art and Art History

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More Than Just Busy Hands, Emily Ryan
Department: Art and Art History

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Comfort in Serenity: a Photographic Depiction of Nostalgia, Adrianne Michelle Sharrock
Department: Art and Art History