Tapley, Erin

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Exploring organic pattern through surface design 2009 1329 My work in the MFA program has explored the use of organic, abstract images that are taken from nature and recreated and repeated in two-dimensional, mixed media work. My thesis will further explain this process. My process involves photographing va...
The feather series and reflection 2011 332 Over the past two semesters I have explored the medium of drawing through a series of large-scale charcoal and graphite drawings of feathers. What started as small, delicate pencil drawings of feathers have evolved into large drawings adapted from ...
Personal archaeology : an autoethnographic illumination of a late-blooming feminist artist 2012 1159 Originally seeking personal healing and restoration of balance in life through artistic expression and the creative process, I am enlightened by female precedents and empowered by their work and my own process. An aesthetic sisterhood with a twelfth ...
Techniques as a foundation builds artistic confidence 2012 992 As an elementary and middle school art teacher, this art-making research has implications for my teaching. I have learned much more about watercolor painting techniques, which can be passed on to my students. I have found that my increased learnin...
In a contemporary tearoom--placement of ceramics : investigating contexts of raku ceramics in space and time 2014 97 My thesis study investigates exclusive spaces for raku in contemporary life and time. Myexhibition focuses a modern tearoom that has modified its traditional Japanese source. Thesealterations are based on my discoveries of how raku is made and displa...
'gär-d[inverted upside-down e]n\ : playful re-imaginings of the natural environment cultivated through exploratory mark making 2015 44 Through a series of exploratory and layered mark-making, I create abstract images depicting a “re-imagining” of new spaces which relate to the natural environment and man made boundaries, such as gardens. This imagining includes both my physical and ...
Transpose 2015 50 My thesis study explores a variety of themes voicing several binary oppositions, creating abstractforms transposed from industrial or craft-based materials. These themes include relationshipsbetween conventionally “masculine” and “feminine” roles; wo...