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Always ready made : landscape of the Tessentee in pinhole photographs, artist's books, and prints

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Phyllis Jean Jarvinen (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/404.asp
Advisor
Martin DeWitt

Abstract: This visual research project centers on the landscape of the Tessentee Bottomland Preserve near Otto, NC. Through this project, I look deeply at everyday landscape to see what is not immediately revealed but perhaps more importantly, to connect with its mystery and with the paradox of understanding keenly while knowing that full understanding always lies just beyond our grasp. The study is in the mediums of banners, artist's books, and prints. I also reference the work of Sally Mann, Mu Xin, and Denise Carbone and show how my work is linked to these three very different artists' interpretations of landscape through a shared focus on process, interrogation of the relationship between time and the experience of place, and the intentional incorporation of the organic behavior of materials

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
artist's books, landscape, pinhole photographs, prints, Tessentee
Subjects
Mann, Sally, 1951-
Carbone, Denise
Xin, Mu
Landscape photography -- North Carolina -- Tessentee Bottomland Preserve
Photography, Pinhole