Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
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.
Environmental Degradation, EPA, Great Lakes, Invasive Species, Photography, Video
viii, 31 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-31).
Copyright © 2017 Mary Katherine White
White, Mary Katherine. "Great Lakes, great mistakes." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2017.