Dana Fritz

Garden Views and Terraria Gigantica

2010 Exhibit Dates
Feb 16 To Mar 28

Garden Views examines formal gardening traditions in the eastern and western hemispheres. Black and white photographs reveal the structure of gardens and highlight the similarities and contrasts between the world's cultivated and constructed landscapes. Terraria Gigantica developed out of the Garden Views series and examines the world's largest indoor landscape complexes: Biosphere 2; the Desert Dome and Lied Jungle at the Omaha Zoo; and the Eden Project. Color photographs capture the aesthetics of architecture and landscape designs that often seamlessly blend reality and simulation. These images uncover our complex relationship with the natural world. Dana Fritz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is also Coordinator of the Visual Literacy program. She earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Arizona State University.

Green Ductwork, Eden Project 2007, archival pigment print, 10 in. x 15 in.