Support for class at the Residential College in Humanities. How to think about: Cyanotypes; process and creativity.

The class is designed to be about the influence of process and practice as a catalyst for creativity and experimental thinking. Readings from various resources, synchronous class discussions, and weekly assignments ( transform) combine to become individually realized artworks. The class itself become a creative process as we allow the students to transform the direction of the instruction and inquiry pathways. We respond to each other until the directions emerge as they will. Outcomes ar not fixed but fluid. Its atlas about creative process tag becomes a creative process and exchange between students the instructor as a moderator facilitator.

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Bernard Descamps

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1982 , printed 1994

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

9 1/2 in x 7 5/16 in (24.1 cm x 18.6 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);9 1/2 in x 7 5/16 in (24.2 cm x 18.6 cm);6 1/8 in x 5 15/16 in (15.5 cm x 15 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952

Subject matter
This photograph depicts a view of a tree’s canopy arching above the photographer. The trunk of the tree rises up sharply from the lower left corner of the image, from which myriad curving serpentine branches extend outwards. Sprouting from each branch are clusters of pine needles. This tangle of curving branches and coniferous foliage forms a complex web of black shapes against a light gray sky. The composition emphasizes the dizzying, almost disorienting perspective choosen by the photographer.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a view looking up into the thick canopy of a tree.

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branches (plant components)
canopy trees
coniferous forest biomes
nature photography

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