Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Apr 17, 2017
Suite 309, DeWitt Wallace Library

Megan Vossler, Art and Art History, will present, "Terra (In)Firma: Art, Land, Water, and Dante's Inferno."  Last year, Megan Vossler completed a body of artwork that was inspired by Mary Jo Bang's translation of Dante's Inferno. Over nearly two years of research and execution, she created a ten-foot-wide, intricate graphite drawing which references the entire Inferno narrative, through depiction of its landscapes, waterways, weather systems, and occasional occupants. Companion pieces in sculpture and drawing further explored the theme of water, especially it's very real duality as both a conduit of passage and a source of danger. Vossler will discuss her creative processes, including working from a literary text, moving beyond illustration, and expanding an idea into multiple media, including cast bronze. All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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