Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Fine Arts

Committee Chair

Michael Stone

Second Committee Member

Ken Cory

Third Committee Member

Janis John Agars


This paper develops, in a literary form, thematic material derived from fourteen photographically etched metal pieces, two photo-serigraphs, and six photographically produced intaglio prints. The narrative takes the form of an allegorical fantasy which contains a practical attitude toward photographic alchemy. New insights are provided into the origins and nature of the photographic medium in the light of the symbolic context of the artwork.

Illustrations of the artwork from which this paper derives are provided.

1801-etd-bullis-1972 slide series 1.pdf (11193 kB)
Film slide scans of Photo-Etched Constructions.

1801-etd-bullis-1972 slide series 2.pdf (6004 kB)
Film slide scans of serigraphs and prints.