This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs) completed in the Art and Art History Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff. If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email us at dspace@kzoo.edu to request access to a SIP.

Recent Submissions

  • Intersections 

    Butler, Kristin M. (2004)
    “Only one question came to my mind when trying to explain my work to you: How can I describe my video Intersections without giving away every important detail of the story? Instead of introducing the narrative to you, I ...
  • The First Collection : A Fashion Design SIP 

    Stockdale, Erin (2007)
    “In designing and constructing a women’s wear spring collection, I would like to openly illustrate my influences from more traditional fine art mediums such as painting, watercolor and photography, while still maintaining ...
  • How Visual Elements are Able to Speak About Emotions and Movements? Paint to Express Feelings in Reflection of Human Caused Environmental Impacts 

    Cheng, Xiangzhi (Sherry) (2016)
    "My Senior Individualized Project is a studio art painting project conducted under the Department of Art and Art history. The idea of my project changed from admiration of wild animals to the exploration of how visual ...
  • Purple Piece, Primary Shapes Weathervane, Fractal Reflections, and Binary Strip 

    Derks, Daedalian J. (2012)
    "My sculpture Senior Individualized Project consists of a series of sculptures and installations made from construction materials, exploring the themes of geometry and aesthetic appeal. I created four individual pieces ...
  • The Senses : Appetite, Control, and Excess 

    MacInnes, Corinne (2015)
    "Over the course of nearly 12 months, I’ve explored and developed an evolution of concepts for my SIP work and other individualized projects. This development began during the spring of 2014 with my interest in the senses, ...
  • Performancing Sexed Interactions, A Muddy Mastery Performance Series 

    Stamm, Taylor (2012)
    “As my body experiences, I see a reflection of both pleasure and frustration as I interact with the material world. I have considered and acted upon materials in various performances, installations and processes as I think ...
  • Playspace 

    Hunter, Katherine (2015)
    The following document is a narrative and academic reflection on the SIP (Senior Individualized Project) process and final project of Katherine Hunter, a series of works completed for Kalamazoo College that begun in December ...
  • Patchwork Ceramics 

    Ritchie, Nicole (2007)
    The inspiration for this installation of ceramic bowls and serving pieces came from vintage fabrics and Judy Chicago's Dinner Party.
  • Woolshed 

    Eckrich, Annie Belle (2013)
    "How does one create an environment? What does it mean to make a home? By using almost exclusively wool top (the precursor to garment-weight yarn), I have knitted a structure that expands and contracts with the needs of ...
  • What Feeds My Soul 

    Clark, Britnei K. (2008)
    "This project is a reflection of who I am as a person and an artist. It represents the journey of finding myself here at Kalamazoo College. My art has helped me realize the things that I value most in life: family, food, ...
  • Feeling at One 

    Rebhuhn, Christine (2011)
    “My perspective is understood through the relational-cultural theory of feminist counseling psychology. Janet Surrey's theory frames the primary construction of self as in relation to others, that is, organized and understood ...
  • Artifacts from the Collection of Franklin William Rosenfeld, or, The Pseudo-Museum 

    Swearer, Keeney Angell (2013)
    “Museums are often regarded as sources of knowledge in the form of the artifacts that they collect, and the information that accompanies these artifacts. I am interested in the authority that accompanies this information ...
  • White Noise 

    Lundberg, Joanna N. Y. (2007)
    “As an artist, I am interested in exploring the boundaries between technology and the human body as they are increasingly revealed as tenuous, shifting, and unstable. The technological artifact or tool can no longer be ...
  • From Loss to Growth and Prosperity 

    Bouchard, Olivia (2015)
    “We live within a dynamic, renewable and interconnected ecosystem, and yet, the relevance of biodiversity in our world is not obvious. Each individual member, from butterfly to human, plays a critical role. A small change ...
  • Social Design : Understanding the Influence of Physical Surroundings on Social Interactions 

    Knoll, Hannah (2013)
    “Social interactions shape our surroundings and define our communities. Physical elements and objects that influence these encounters are of particular interest to me. I work with them in an attempt to enhance the experience ...
  • Past in Stone 

    Burnett, Laura V. (2012)
    “Throughout my life, as I have traveled across the world, I have admired the equilibrium between beauty and fact, technicality and creativity and how they sustain each other through their differences. As both a Mathematics ...
  • Not Simply Looking : Working Towards Stimulating and Simulating a Response through Sculpture 

    Montz, Jacob John (2014)
    When looking at painting and sculpture we experience two very different realities and modes of art. With painting and the rest of two-dimensional art we are given a window into another world. In this way the painting, ...
  • Project Zero 

    Skinner, Jamie (2012)
    “Why I do it: I believe in challenging the status-quo. I believe in the power of creativity. I believe in the importance of the individual, and the potential of the collective. These beliefs are the primary motivating ...
  • Individuation and the Disposable : An Installation Piece 

    Pionk, Maggy (2008)
    “My work explores western individuation and how it has become a social norm. Western society facilitates an individuation of people encouraging each to be their own and separate. This individuation of society gives people ...
  • "Identities" 

    Heppert, Joanne (2012)
    "Portraiture is a statement of presence; it has the power to both document and to define the subject. Through my pieces I not only seek to explore the complexities of the personal identity of my subjects, but also to explore ...

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