Honors Theses


Emily Sullivan-Smith, M.F.A.


Art and Design

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Honors Thesis


The modern human being lives in human built society, very much separated from the natural world. Often, the thoughts, ideas, and feelings that filter through from our built environments do more to disconnect us from ourselves and the present moment rather than help us feel centered in it. As an artist, I’ve set out to build a multisensory, immersive art installation with the intent to use this space as a way to connect more deeply to ourselves and our surroundings. This thesis is an exploration into the psychology of lived-in spaces as well as an experiment to see if installation art can blend with functional design in ways that could promote greater mental and emotional wellbeing for people in our society.

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Undergraduate research


Art and Design