Acuff artMichelle Acuff, assistant professor of art, recently returned from a 10-day residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Auvillar, France, where she continued her work looking at the contradictions and complexities of our global environmental situation. "It was a tremendous experience in which I lived and worked with two other American poets and a French painter in a small village in the south of France," she says. "I made a few images there that to me explore a kind of 'contemporary sublime.'" To view more of Acuff's work, visit her blog, Parched & Sated.