Watermark movie by Michael Walsh (scroll down)
Watermark - Pratt Museum, June 4- August 4, 2015
We have shared a studio for several years, married to art and to each other. Working often side by side, we have deepened and expanded our own distinct languages of mark making and a shared metaphysical vocabulary rooted in this landscape. Watermark hovers between pure abstraction and natural realism.
Alaska’s volatile weather creates a mysterious sense of place. Through paint and moving imagery we explore Kachemak Bay’s vast, ethereal waterscapes, places that are near yet remain elusive and enigmatic. This exhibit explores water’s inspiration as media and muse—reflecting, connecting, freezing, melting, evaporating. We investigate the tension between stillness and movement, solidity and instability of this environment. Yoked to darkness or light, we oscillate between summer’s vivid color and winter’s intense monochromatic palette, a dizzying feeling of life in transition. This reverberates through all levels of being, a constant re-opening of the senses.