Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project

In the fall of 2015 art students in the Alternative Photography class (ARST4285/6285 ) spent six weeks engaged with sustainability in the Lilly Branch Watershed of UGA campus. The students walked from the headwaters of Lilly Branch near Barrow Elementary to its end in the North Oconee River. With 2/3 of the stream buried in pipes underground, the students followed the contours of the landscape along with the signs of manhole covers and stormwater grates, to track its flow. Combining this field study with research on water, development and sustainability, the students used their cameras to collect imagery that would visually narrate the stories of their investigations. Utilizing the 19th century photographic process of the Cyanotype, or blue print, the students worked collaboratively to build a mural that maps the flow across campus and the confluence of the social, economic and environmental burdens impacting this waterway.

Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project
Lilly Branch Cyanotype Mural Project