Many Strange Visual Effects can be Obtained by Overlapping Several Objects Containing both Raised and Incised Shapes and Varying the Textures of these Forms
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Arts (MA)
Janis John Agars
Second Committee Member
Margaret Ahrens Sahlstrand
Third Committee Member
Christos John K. Papadopoulos
This study deals with the printmaking technique of embossing to create visual effects with "non-associative" forms. The prints presented deal with the realm of space and an atmosphere unrelated to our present environment or concepts of gravity. Several visual conflicts were achieved by overlapping objects, creating textured surfaces, and varying thickness, size, location, and shape of forms. Serigraphy, spray paint, flocking, and reflective beads were introduced in some of the prints presented in order to enhance the effect of embossing.
For the viewer to become involved with transparent "non-associative" objects was the main objective. The technique was limited to embossing in order to explore the process in some depth. From this study further work with combining color and embossing could develop.
Bravetti, Ruth F., "Many Strange Visual Effects can be Obtained by Overlapping Several Objects Containing both Raised and Incised Shapes and Varying the Textures of these Forms" (1972). All Master's Theses. 1816.
Fifteen film slide scans of the prints presented in this thesis.