Title page for ETD etd-04272011-123059

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Babcock, May Ann
Author's Email Address may.babcock@gmail.com
URN etd-04272011-123059
Title The Latent Landscape
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Arp, Kimberly Committee Chair
Celentano, Denyce Committee Member
Dean, Paul Committee Member
Kelley, Kelli Committee Member
Koptcho, Leslie Committee Member
  • printmaking
  • papermaking
  • landscapes
  • bagasse
Date of Defense 2011-04-06
Availability unrestricted
I set a task to take a new look at local Louisiana landscape and to understand this place where I live. The spaces most powerful were leftover, abandoned and forbidden industrial places, including an old lock, stretches of the levee along the Mississippi River, highway underpasses and chemical, energy and sugar cane processing plants. Working from observational sketches and using local materials such as river mud and plant fibers for papermaking, I make prints on handmade paper, books and video that bring this latent landscape into view. Images and surfaces become primitive, disorienting, psychological, dark and changing landscapes.
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