Viewshed

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Viewshed: 

Explorations in Landscape

Debora Hunter, photography and Jane Starks, painting

November 7, through December 14, 2014

 "A viewshed designates a field of vision witnessed by onlookers.  It can be a forest, grassland, ocean, or desert, and represents a biotic community within a cultural context.  To have a viewshed, there must be a viewer, and a reason for this spot or area to be scrutinized.  Like the word landscape, viewshed implies a witness, often for aesthetic reasons, or with an eye towards conservation because of the natural beauty of the place."

 * Gretel Ehrlich, in Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, 2006, Trinity University Press, eds. Lopez and Gwartney

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