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Publication Date



artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, fifth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

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

Student Narrative

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.

Mt.Holyoke, North Hampton MA after a Thunderstorm



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