Bethany Krull


I feel that humans in today’s society are distanced so much from their origins that we need to be reminded that our roots are deeply and firmly planted in the natural world. I feel that it is our society’s current disconnection and alienation from nature that is a key reason we have let the destruction of the environment go on for so long. This thesis consists of two parts. The first being a written investigation of the root causes of our society’s current alienation from nature and the second being a written account of the exhibition of a body of sculpture that aims to raise questions about our relationship to and awareness of the natural world in hopes of fostering a much needed reconnection.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sculpture--Themes, motives; Sculpture--Technique; Nature in art; Biological specimens--Pictorial works

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School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Hirsch, Richard

Advisor/Committee Member

Rogers, Michael

Advisor/Committee Member

Howe, Liz


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NB1170 .K78 2007


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