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Sacred Messages of the Earth

Dougherty, Sammi (2020) Sacred Messages of the Earth. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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This thesis addresses the question whether fractal patterns in art affect the viewer physiologically? My research focuses on Benoit Mandelbrot’s studies in Fractal Geometry, and where this exists around us. I will describe Emoto Masaru’s explorations with water and vibration, and his findings involving waters’ memory retention and the remnants that different vibrations leave behind. His theories inspired the basis of my artwork. Further, based on experiments led by Physicist and Theorist Richard Taylor, the human brain is ‘hard-wired’ to notice and respond to a specific pattern, found in nature. Scientific evidence behind our brains reaction and the physiological results of these reactions, will be presented. I will explain how I replicate these patterns, and other artists who have also exhibited fractals into their work. I will share how I thoroughly incorporate my findings into my work visually, as well as my scientific and spiritual reasoning for utilizing these patterns in my artwork.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RX Homeopathy
Divisions: Radford University > College of Visual and Performing Arts > Department of Art
Depositing User: Sammi Dougherty
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 14:21
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2022 15:36
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/591

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