Mapping Appalachia /

by Boggess, Jennifer Hall.

Abstract (Summary)
Mapping Appalachia Jennifer Hall Boggess The complexities of natural and human events that make up the history of a place also create components of its image. Images, even those that are meant to describe limited, specific information, often reveal more than that which they were designed to tell. The maps that have been used in conjunction with traditional notions of landscape painting suggest that there is no single way to understand a place. They also hint of something ineffable but true emerging from their forms. The history of movement of people and natural forces, the arriving and leaving of individuals and cultures change the landscape. Their stories are evident in their forms. The paintings in this series are both physical and conceptual ideas of the place in which I live. The manipulation of paint, the rubbing, digging, and extraction of surface areas are not meant to imitate the landscape, but instead, to infer it. To Lynn Boggess iii I would like to acknowledge Christopher Hocking, Chair of my graduate committee, whose sound advice and broad knowledge of both the history and mechanics of painting have assisted my efforts immeasurably. I would also like to thank Paul Kraniak, Janet Snyder, and Young Kim, members of my committee, who have been consistently supportive and helpful throughout my endeavor. Finally, I thank my family: my husband, Lynn, for thoroughly supporting my efforts here, while demonstrating his own work ethic and passion for art; my son, Evan, whose humor and quirky view of the world encouraged me to seek new solutions; and for my parents, who never doubted. iv
Bibliographical Information:


School:West Virginia University

School Location:USA - West Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:landscape in art maps


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