ABSTRACT CONVERGENCES By Julie Rofman IE W May 2006 The project, Convergences, is a series of eight large scale paintings that investigate environmental manipulation, both man-made and natural. The oil paintings consist of PR EV self-envisioned spaces where non-specific artificial materials converge and collect Each painting portrays the aftermath o f a disaster—a train wreck to a tsunami~an increasingly common depiction in our daily media. Structural elements in these imagined landscapes are recognized as man-made due to their shapes, colors, and textures, mainly consisting o f slick metals and brightly colored sun-bleached plastics. The viewpoints change in each painting, from overhead views to more traditional landscapes. The body of paintings in Convergences are investigations o f partially abstract, imagined environments o f manufactured ruins. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. W IE EV PR Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. CONVERGENCES A PROJECT REPORT Presented to the Department of Art IE W California State University, Long Beach EV In Partial Fulfillment PR of the Requirements for die Degree Master of Fine Arts By Julie Rofman B .F.A ., 1999, Tulane U niversity, N ew Orleans, LA May 2006 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. UMI Number: 1437963 INFORMATION TO USERS W The quality of this reproduction is dependent upon the quality of the copy submitted. Broken or indistinct print, colored or poor quality illustrations and IE photographs, print bleed-through, substandard margins, and improper alignm ent can adversely affect reproduction. In the unlikely event that the author did not send a com plete manuscript PR EV and there are missing pages, these will be noted. Also, if unauthorized copyright material had to be removed, a note will indicate the deletion. ® UMI UMI Microform 1437963 Copyright 2006 by ProQuest Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved. This microform edition is protected against unauthorized copying under Title 17, United States Code. ProQuest Information and Learning Company 300 North Zeeb Road P.O. Box 1346 Ann Arbor, Ml 48106-1346 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.