Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2011

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

James Snitzer

Abstract

The Venus Series is an attempt to recreate the power, mystery and primal beauty of the pre-historic Venus Figurines. I created my own Venus Figurines out of handmade paper incorporating history, contemporary culture and autobiography. I then photographed these sculptures with the wet-plate collodion process in order to re-create the beauty and drama of the original Venus Figurines.

Keywords

alumitypes, ambrotypes, female figure, handmade paper, photography, wet plate collodion

Pages

vi, 54 pages

Copyright

Copyright 2011 Lindsey Beal

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Art Practice Commons

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