Immersion: Creative Pathways
Welcome to the Immersion: Creative Pathways project page for the Department of Art at Vanderbilt University. This page will feature the current academic year’s completed projects created by Vanderbilt Students in fulfillment of their Immersion credit requirements where ARTS faculty served as their project mentors.
Immersion Creative Pathway
Exhibition Dates: January 18 – January 31, 2022
Venue: Student Gallery, E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center
Mentor: Vesna Pavlović, Associate Professor in Art
This project, titled Hidden Worlds, invites viewers to think creatively about what can lie beyond what is clearly visible. This series highlight the diversity of wildlife that lives in the natural areas around the cities of Memphis and Nashville, TN. These works complement the artists’ Honors Thesis where she uses trail cameras to study the activity patterns of different mammals. The larger prints are a combination of landscape shots and drawn out outlines of the species that can be found in those specific habitats. The smaller prints document the artists’ research process and provide examples of the photos that are captured by the trail cameras.
Micayla Cochran (she/her) was born in Atlanta, GA. She is an undergraduate senior at Vanderbilt University double majoring in Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology and Spanish. This series, Hidden Worlds, is her Immersion Project which combines her passion for nature photography with the lab work that she conducts within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This installation is the culmination of work that has taken place over the past two and a half years.
To learn more about the Immersion program please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/immersion/