Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2017

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Jeff Rich

Abstract

This work explores the fragility of the Great Lakes and the environmental degradation we have caused. My main focus revolves around what the EPA considers to be the Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs). This list contains 27 rivers that flow into the Great Lakes, most of which are or have been areas of industrial and chemical pollution. Through installations involving photography, ceramics, and video, I hope to reveal the issues facing the Great Lakes and explore how people can help.

Keywords

Environmental Degradation, EPA, Great Lakes, Invasive Species, Photography, Video

Pages

viii, 31 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-31).

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Mary Katherine White

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