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artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, fifth
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Marty Holmer, Foundations Design
Materials + Techniques
Printed photographs of site at Mt. Holyoke. Prints on card stock paper, handmade string closure, and handmade carrier bag
Mt.Holyoke, North Hampton MA after a Thunderstorm returns to the site of Hudson River School painter, Thomas Cole's famed landscape painting of the Oxbow at Mt.Holyoke. The images within the book record the author's hike to the summit of Mt. Holyoke in July 2018, through a series of land based works. The works explore Cole's relationship with the American wilderness alongside his anti-expansionist politics, while working to understand the representation of the American wilderness through the sublime of romanticism and unreal of photography. Over 150 years after Cole's own excursion, this book acts as a brief record of the wilderness that remains atop Mt.Holyoke.
Sarasy, Adrienne; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "Mt.Holyoke, North Hampton MA after a Thunderstorm" (2018). 5th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2019. 42.