First Advisor

Michael Creger

Date of Award


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Self-perception -- Art




When confronted with a word, meaning is revealed through contextualization. This transformation of inherently meaningless shapes to communicated ideas is only possible because of our deep relationship to language. Taking a step back, words become concepts that exist independent of their written form. Indeed, even "transformation" is a concept that can be contextualized and understood as more than a single word.

This project explores the concept of transformation in as many forms as possible: from the absurd to the realistic, from the literal to the metaphorical, from the zeitgeist of culture to the realm of the obscure. Using a variety of media and ways of communicating (an illustration, a short story, and a video), this project picks apart the very concept of transformation while celebrating and reveling in why the concept is so endlessly divergent.


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An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Art Practices

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Illustration.tif (379711 kB)
"From One Comes Another"

Writing.pdf (141 kB)

Video.mp4 (399589 kB)
"Down the Snack Hole"