Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

English

Additional Departmental Affiliation

Economics

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

As Western Kentucky University has become a larger and more professional international school, its outward appearances have been polished to be more attractive. This creative research project focuses on appreciating the stark contrasts, visual characteristics, and beautifully authentic areas of campus that have persisted through this systematic cleaning. The result is a “reverse showcase” of the university, which aims to appreciate what is not normally considered to be attractive or worthy of attention. This project was created through the medium of abstract photography resulting in a collection of images that focus on unusual textures, colors, and shapes. These images will be used to create an expressive art installation showcasing the difference between the old and the new, the dirty and the clean, and ultimately, the beauty on the surface of WKU’s campus and the beauty that must be discovered.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Ted Hovet

Disciplines

Interdisciplinary Arts and Media | Photography

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