Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss
From the aesthetic influence of her early childhood and her groundbreaking career as a Harvard-trained architect to her emergence as a cutting-edge artist, the broad spectrum of this important artist’s life is traced in this film. Her work is inspired by poetry and math, as well as nature and constructed environments, fusing together such elements as computer technology, painting, printmaking and calligraphy. The documentary also examines the roots of Bliss’s art in the Bauhaus school and how the Bauhaus artists influenced the development of her extensive contribution to American modern art. Interviews with Anna Campbell Bliss and her husband, Robert Bliss, former Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Utah, are featured, as well as with prominent filmmaker Judith Hallet and Stanley Hallet, a professor of architecture and the former Dean of the School of Architecture at the Catholic University of America. Directed by Cid Collins Walker. Written by Richard W. Walker.