Gary Wiseman BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Fall 2014

ZERO POINT: AN ARCHIVE ASSEMBLED FOR A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE VIRTUAL VISUAL ARCHIVE KNOWN AS B-PAINTINGS 1-9 (A USER’S GUIDE)

The B-Painting Project is the culmination of three years of focused, speculative research into the relationship between intuitive process and skepticism as it pertains to the formation, actualization, recollection, expression, and transformation of personal experience. The subject of this paper is both multivalent and continuously emerging and passing away, qualities that make it nearly impossible to address in a direct manner. Therefore, an eclectic strategy has been used in which a wide array of interrelated methodologies, metaphors, and images have been assembled in the negative space surrounding the subject to gain some sense of its form. The subject itself is present primarily through its absence.

The research presented was collected by observing and analyzing my own experience through processes traditionally associated with the production of art such as photography, painting, and a variety of digital tools. Other strategies employed include, but were not limited to, walking, writing, conversing, traveling, sleeping, observing, eating, reading, using the Internet, visiting health professionals, and generally paying very close attention to the world around me. I offer my research as an archive, allowing potential for an intersubjective experience for those with time and curiosity, since the information revealed is slow and requires a mindful approach.

Gary Wiseman BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Fall 2014

Carlee Wolcott BFA Painting Thesis Fall 2014

Catherine Andrews BFA Illustration Thesis Fall 2014

Claire Redman BFA Printmaking Thesis Fall 2014

Sarah Hayes BFA Illustration Thesis Fall 2014

Kate White BFA Communication Design Thesis Fall 2014

Jacob Heiny BFA Photography Thesis Fall 2014

Sarah Simmons BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Fall 2014

Teagan Wolfe BFA Animated Arts Thesis Fall 2014

Molly Mendoza BFA Illustration Thesis Fall 2014

Jason Le BFA Printmaking Thesis Fall 2014

Nathan Stang BFA Communication Design Thesis Fall 2014

Clae Spratt BFA Communication Design Thesis Fall 2014

Zoe Mcguire BFA Illustration Thesis Fall 2014

Patience Thompson BFA Illustration Thesis Fall 2014

Justin Moore BFA Printmaking Thesis Fall 2014

Kathryn Wilhelm BFA Communication Design Thesis Fall 2014