This land is your land

Cohen, Dawn, author
Yust, Dave, 1939-, advisor
Mitchell, Carol A., committee member
Twarogowski, Leroy A., committee member
Jacobs, Peter, committee member
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My thesis paintings are part of a study and exploration of the Cache la Poudre River. Over the past four years I have been visually exploring different areas of the Poudre River with paint, in and around the Ft. Collins area. For my thesis paintings I chose one spot from which to create numerous and encompassing paintings of the river. I chose this spot to investigate thoroughly how patterns reveal themselves in landscapes as the seasons, weather, the light (time of day), and temperature changes. Each triptych or four panel painting is connected like a single painting because it follows the Poudre River as it flows down from the mountains and out to the plains. The paintings are on separate panels because there is a change and evolution of the impact of weather and light on the landscape and this ultimately resulted in a different painting on each panel. This evolution is meant to document the patterns and the passage of time while observing and painting this landscape.
2002 Summer.
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Triptychs -- Colorado -- Cache la Poudre River
Plein air painting -- Colorado -- Cache la Poudre River
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