Title

The quiet

Identifier

etd-06022011-105614

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The Quiet is a series of photographs that focuses on nightly travels in South Louisiana and Oklahoma. The images recall my time growing up in Southwest Oklahoma through the depiction of dismal yet riveting structures. The images are based on the idea of architectural ecology― that is, the relationship of architectural structures to one another and to their surroundings. I photograph isolated vernacular structures and pair them with other photographs to create a single panoramic image. By digitally merging complementary scenes, I create an illusion that derelict structures can exist as “neighbors.” The final results are seamless panoramic representations of scenes reminiscent of the neighboring towns and lonely streets I explored as a youth.

Date

2011

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Neff, Thomas

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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