How do we define nature on an intimate level? How do we ascribe value to the myriad processes which surround us on a daily basis? Through conceptual explorations in the mediums of photography, video, and sculptural installation, my artwork touches on the remarkable presence these natural phenomena can have in our lives and questions whether our cultural, scientific, or otherwise logical rationalizations of nature have the potential to fully recognize our relationship to it. Through the discussion of human logic schemes such as the objective observer, our scientific capacity to model nature and our cultural codification of natural law, this thesis aims to contextualize my visual experimentations in contemporary art practice.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Photography, Artistic--Technique; Nature in art; Science in art

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Department, Program, or Center

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: TR655 .P487 2007


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