This thesis discusses photographs exhibited at the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Gallery at Rochester Institute of Technology from April 28 - May 10, 2003. In these photographs of desecrated landscapes at liminal times of day, the eerie light and vibrant colors of dusk and dawn enable me to create views of my personal world, a foreign and perilous place for some audiences, an intoxicating and disquieting environment for others. As the light gives way to darkness, the deepening shadows of the vegetation come alive as monstrous figures. Fears lurk in the darkness and become threatening creatures of the unknown. Times of transition in this 24- hour cycle are windows of opportunity for a shift of power between good and evil, and in this cycle the impending darkness becomes a warning signal to return to the predictable safety of a civilized structure.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Photography--Digital techniques; Landscape photography

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


Mulligan, Therese

Advisor/Committee Member

Osterman, Willie


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: TR267 .S34 2003


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