Defense Date

2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Photography and Film

First Advisor

Justin James Reed

Abstract

Wet, flowering, dry is a series of photographic works that explore how vernal pools are a macrocosm for holding memory and a site of omnipresent solitude and decay. This installation distills an embodied and ephemeral experience of how we are grounded in a network of invisible connections with our surroundings. This network becomes evident through biological, historical, and field research conducted at the vernal pools for over a year. Through slow observation and consideration of how multiple stories of place can weave together into a larger parable, Wet, flowering, dry reveals how the life cycle of a vernal pool is an echo and lesson in understanding power and beauty in the unseen and the passage of time.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-11-2022

Included in

Photography Commons

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