• Homemade home: creating in the face of the nostalgic impulse 

    Reeves, Hannah (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Nostalgia is a pervasive and widely accepted form of dishonesty. Throughout American history, people have made and collected objects, upheld traditions, and revered styles and forms of past eras with the aim of recreating ...
  • Objects of affection 

    Forys, Jessica (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    I have always been fascinated by the mystery in old things and the relationships that we form with the inanimate. Many people project emotional and psychological importance onto personal possessions. They are a source of ...
  • Polite conversations: provoking dialogue through community interaction 

    Hartzell, Robert S. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This creative research investigated my role as artist in the community and the effect of my activities on both individuals and groups. This work took the form of a series of silk-screened and folded books that were mass ...