Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2015

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Robert Glasgow

Abstract

My work is defined by where I reside at the time of its creation. I am interested in exploring my own sense of place based on my curiosity with the unique character and history of my surroundings. The work discussed here is specifically concerned with the landscapes, communities and development practices prevalent throughout the Midwest. In my work I use my own personal experiences with disorientation and dislocation in the various suburban, urban and rural landscapes I encounter in my everyday life and share them with a wider audience. In that way they can place themselves within the ambiguous landscape I choose to depict and recall that it happens everywhere throughout the United States. My work uses combinations of printmaking, drawing, installation, book arts, and video art to express these themes.

Public Abstract

My work is defined by where I reside at the time of its creation. I am interested in exploring my own sense of place based on my curiosity with the unique character and history of my surroundings. The work discussed here is specifically concerned with the landscapes, communities and development practices prevalent throughout the Midwest. In my work I use my own personal experiences with disorientation and dislocation in the various suburban, urban and rural landscapes I encounter in my everyday life and share them with a wider audience. In that way they can place themselves within the ambiguous landscape I choose to depict and recall that it happens everywhere throughout the United States. My work uses combinations of printmaking, drawing, installation, book arts, and video art to express these themes.

Keywords

publicabstract, Art, Mapping, Place, Printmaking

Pages

xii, 41 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 41).

Comments

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Copyright

Copyright 2015 Amanda May Maciuba

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