This is a documentation of the journey of an artist tracing her steps to produce art that speaks to the cause of the environment. Scientific research continues to spotlight the impact humans have on the demise of the environment. Contemporary art is a visual stimulus that is often used to draw attention to specific issues including those involving science and the environment. The juxtaposition of scientific data with images from nature functions to highlight the fragility, beauty and destructiveness of this interaction. The goal of this thesis exhibition was to create visually seductive work that: contained information about the environment, generated a dialog between the artwork, the issues and the viewer, and explored a range of processes and media. The media utilized in this body of work included glass, ephemeral materials, mixed media and non-toxic printmaking.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Environmentalism in art; Mixed media (Art); Nature in art; Glass art; Intaglio printing

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Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Kronfield, Elizabeth

Advisor/Committee Member

Howard, Keith

Advisor/Committee Member

Feeney-Bushnell, Eileen


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: N7650 .A64 2012


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