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Place of Sense

Place of Sense investigates constructed landscapes along the southern most part of the Mississippi River . Many of the lakes, rivers and bayous of the south have been created by the Army Corps of Engineers and because of this flora, fauna, animals and the people of these regions have forever been altered. These water outlets play a vital role in the ebb and flow of the river as water levels, in recent years, have experienced extreme levels of highs and lows due to climate change.

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The New South Project: India, Cuba and the Deep Southern US

I believe that the landscape affects the human connection to place, which in turn shapes our identity. Living in geographically diverse places, I have been most affected by complicated and unfamiliar landscapes that force me to contemplate the role that politics and technology have on developing place.

The landscapes of the deep south of the United States—divided by race, gender and the environment—make finding the connections between origins, place and colonialism fascinating.

The technological landscape of contemporary India—a developing place established as a result of post-colonial domination—invite us to contemplate the role that technology plays in changing the many faces of the Global South.

 The New South Project is focused on making transnational comparisons in regions throughout the Global South as a way to connect local and regional areas of the global south to international ones to emphasize the interconnectedness of them all.

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What Remains

What Remains takes an intimate look into the lives, people and landscapes of my southern family. I am not originally from the south and I have often felt like an outsider living in this mysterious, complicated place but I have found my home here by looking at universal elements that occur in our everyday lives. Sunday dinners, deer and quail hunts, bbq’s, dress up with my daughter and ice on the old ford truck, are all subjects of this project and describe specific moments that create awe in the everyday. This intimate portrait of the south reveals the similarities of place at a time when divisiveness and otherness often feel central to our national identity.

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Revival

Southern Revival focuses on the ways that religion and the land come to shape identities in the south.. These images are made by combining archival glass slides, of a religious revival camp, with digital photographs that I've taken throughout the deep south. I'm particularly interested in the way landscape and place come to shape our personal and regional identities.

 

 

 

 

 

Erasure

Historically, postcards have served as the first introduction one has of specific locations around the world. They have been integral to the way we have learned about distant landscapes and play an integral role in establishing the idea of place in our culture.

 Erasure uses archival slides and postcards and investigates the changing landscapes involved and associated with tourism.

 

 

Embodied Cartographies

Embodied Cartographies looks at the landscape through the lens of an embodied experience of place versus a virtual one. Using technology, such as Google maps, I virtually visit places before traveling to them and re-visit them once I have returned home.I then analyze the concept of an embodied experience versus a virtual one by comparing the photographs I take on location with the Google images I find on-line.

 

Border Crossing

The role of the traveler has always consisted of border crossings. Be it by boat, air, train, animal or automobile.  I argue that we are all destined for some type of border crossing no matter where we are nor if we are physically traveling. Today’s borders have become increasingly harder to define, especially when looking at them through technology’s lens.

Through the eyes of a white female traveler, the animals of East Africa and landscapes as diverse as Maine to Uganda, Border Crossings investigates the role that borders and migration play in the lives of both human and animal. 

 

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Delta Constant

Delta Constant looks at five main delta regions around the globe including the MS in the US, Orinoco in Venezuela, Tana in Kenya, the Mekong in Vietnam and the Ganges in India. Delta Constant looks at the ways that developing delta regions around the world are dealing with agricultural and economic developments that are forever changing the landscapes and people of those regions.