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Art & Design Study Collection
Stored: 234 Print Box G, S7B
UND Art Collections Repository
Katelyn Bladel received her BFA in photography and printmaking in 2013 from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, then later received her MFA in printmaking in 2017 from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Currently living in Eagle Mountain, Utah, Bladel focuses on creating art through photography and printmaking, exploring the “complexities of place” in her own words. She has also been known to create sculptures, although rarely.
Silhouette of an oil rig.
The oil boom is reframing the North Dakota landscape, Areas of Western North Dakota that have been purposely preserved for decades are now vulnerable targets for oil companies. The image inside the oil rig was taken at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora North Dakota. The copper used to make the print was cut into the shape of an oil rig to limit the amount of landscape that could be printed, representing the loss of untouched land due to the drilling of oil.
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