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Adjusting The Lens: Creating An Aesthetic Awareness Of Local Environment, Lynn Sondag Dec 2010

Adjusting The Lens: Creating An Aesthetic Awareness Of Local Environment, Lynn Sondag

Lynn Sondag

Aesthetic experiences of an “everyday” environment passed through the lens of an artist and represented visually can lead towards a deeper inquiry and awareness of one’s surroundings. Both internal and external resources are influential to this consciousness. Internally, an artist will find a way to include their perception of the world in their work, while external information- such as science based research or cultural/local beliefs also direct the imagination and heighten our aesthetic appreciation of environment or landscape. Looking at the bigger picture, what does this say about the contributions artists make in the context of environmental issues ...