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Stephan, Mariam

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TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Exploring the Succulent Wilderness of a Contemporary Mind through Encounters with Material 2008 435 First, I discuss my role as an artist as twofold: as an observer and a creator. I then examine how abstraction in painting offers me a way to create that is complementary to the way I wish to view the world. The process of my work is explored further...
An Endeavor to Meet 2008 551 This thesis is a reflection on how my thoughts about painting portraits have changed during my time at graduate school. It is arranged into three sections, which address my history as a painter, my studio practice, and my influences....
My relationship to paint 2007 507 "This paper is organized into three topics. These topics are my history, influences, and criteria as a painter. In these topics, I will analyze the evolution of my thought process over the course of my two years in graduate school."--Abstract from au...
Open-ended storytelling and the written word 2007 514 "The focus of my work has been to address the problem of using the written word within the context of visual art. Particular interest has placed on the reuse of two-dimensional writing surfaces to construct three-dimensional sculptural forms. The res...
Visual documents 2007 508 "My paintings are derived from my fiancee in a manner that shows the importance of her to me. The focus of the paintings is lighting, facial characteristics, and the use of mark making."--Abstract from author supplied metadata....
Realities of perception 2009 722 This thesis is an exploration of my ideas oncerning the physical deformities my body. It contains thoughts about how disfigured people are perceived through the lens created by our society....
Green Baby 2009 506 Image File...
Mirror Image Baby 2009 502 Image File...
Pink Hand 2009 487 Image File...
Red Baby 2009 721 Image File...
Standing Hand 2009 432 Image File...
Improbable beauty 2009 575 My art allows a space for the questions and struggles about my upbringing and the taboos embedded in it to be fully explicated. My memories, identity, views on the roles of women in American society, and religious upbringing come together in my work ...
Maness_1_2009 2009 419 Image file...
Maness_2_2009 2009 465 Image file...
Maness_3_2009 2009 514 Image file...
Maness_4_2009 2009 428 Image file...
Maness_5_2009 2009 437 Image file...
Maness_6_2009 2009 421 Image file...
Maness_7_2009 2009 431 Image file...
Knowing the unknown (unknowing the known) 2009 743 This thesis addresses the ways my work questions how painting is experiential both for the artist and the viewer. The paintings are based on the space where there is no distinction between states of matter and energy....
Rochon_DSC4740 2009 430 Image file...
Rochon_DSC4742 2009 435 Image file...
Rochon_DSC4744 2009 431 Image file...
Fieldmound 2009 438 Image file...
Fieldstack 2009 428 Image file...
Lost sheep 2009 485 Image file...
Muster 1 2009 439 Image file...
Wash 2009 440 Image file...
Artist Working 2007 837 Image file...
Four Kids Being Entertained 2007 471 Image file...
PSK Seated II 2007 663 Image file...
PSK Standing III 2007 586 Image file...
Waiting for the outcome 2007 460 Image file...
Grad_show 2007 424 Image file....
Grad show 1 2007 473 Image file....
Grad show 2 2007 467 Image file....
Grad Show 4 2007 426 Image file....
Grad show 5 2007 483 Image file....
Jan 6 Through Feb 2 2007 455 Image file....
Memory Collection 2007 514 Image file....
Southeastern suburban. 2010 441 The purpose of this thesis paper is to describe the photographic series Southeastern Suburban. My interest in the project was sparked by my move to this particular region. This series of images, which portrays people and places particular to the dem...
Making and re-making. 2010 470 Above my grandmother’s desk hung a picture of a bunch of flowers in a vase. At the age of twelve, I became aware that sunflowers were in the vase. At some point, I was told that a well-known artist named Van Gogh made the picture. When I was i...
Little pieces: quotidian and quixotic 2013 92 I paint to learn something visually about the world, and to experience life more deeply and thoughtfully. Using acrylic paints, I paint scenes from my everyday life, exploring the humble and the overlooked. I leave my brushstrokes unblended and visib...
From the backyard to Berlin: a study of the overlooked everyday 2013 303 My work seeks to celebrate common institutional and domestic architecture by focusing on and utilizing often overlooked details. I am particularly interested in the domestic interior decorating strategies of suburban homeowners and I incorporate item...
Home base 2014 17 Through collage and three dimensional model sculptures, my work seeks to visually navigate domestic interior and exterior spaces tied to specific childhood memories. I am interested in the visual investigation and recreation of my childhood home and ...
Drawings 2014 19 I am a perceptual painter. My work is about looking intently. Based upon my immediate physical surroundings, my paintings and drawings do not attempt to translate a single instantaneous moment of seeing, but instead are orchestrated amalgamations of ...
For the time being 2014 43 This paper is a reflection on my journey away from painting and my recent effort to broaden my understanding of internal and external experience by exploring language and the material world. This journey has led me a few steps closer to finding my vo...