Science to Art: The Jump to New Ideas

Carolyn Master Rickett, University of Texas - Arlington

Gallery: a. Facial features reconstruction. Anthropologist/artist works with coroner's office to identify the missing. Artwork consists of one bust and photographs of the process. b. Crime Scenes. A more painterly presentation of forensic methods, crime scenes, and victimology. Framed art. c. Creative Commercial Art. Photographic restorations, manuals, jacket covers, book illustrations, and other practical needs. *Amount of artwork available for show will be limited, due to available space and cost of shipping. However, CDs, flyers, and photocopies of presented art will be provided for audience.

Note: this table may be useful for those interested in combining innovative, exploratory research with quantitative methods. Graduate table: "Finding and using creative ideas." 1. Exploratory stage of research: identifying and observing a. Collecting data, intuitive and total body choices. b. Creative writing: active research and social experience. c. Producing the paper "Building a drawing" explains how the Berlin Wall meets the standards for a drawing, how it is art and art history. Validity. 2. Artist's on-site research: photographs as historical documents. Recorded interviews, independent corroboration, standards and purposes. Critical writing. Photographs include: a. Personal, international communications via wall messages between Berliners and artist: description of East German border security methods; Soviet towers and propaganda methods that employ music; Tapes describing La Bell Disco bombing, photographs of the 'Funeral March' and the wall art for murdered US soldiers. b. Personal photographs: 'escapee' tunnels, Berlin wall shrines for the dead escapees, personal wall paintings, and world-famous artist's wall painting. 3. Research-then-theory concept for cycling through the above steps. Description and analysis. Biases.

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Updated 05/20/2006