Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2018

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Art and Visual Culture

Major

Integrated Visual Arts

First Advisor

Christine Carr

Abstract

Through my project, Traces: a farm in eastern Iowa, I photograph interior and exterior spaces of Kenny and June Friederick’s retired dairy farm. The images provide record of the home and acreage throughout 2017 and early 2018, a time when farming practices are rapidly evolving. Grouped with aerial photographs and farm day books (1980 - current), the project shares a representation of the farm as it exists today and a reference to the history of the space. Through the combination of photographs and text, I present a tribute to the immeasurable contribution of a farmer to his or her land and family, a dedication that amounts to far more than the sum of daily tasks. The exhibition is meant to share a narrative, inviting viewers to share a quiet but deep experience of place.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-5973

Copyright Owner

Rachel Deutmeyer

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

49 pages

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