I My show, TERRAIN, in 2013 included pieces from series in which I created images about global warming, drying rivers and rising seas. The series, NORTHERN WATERS, was begun a day before hurricane Sandy hit New York. I felt that I was making visual effects of climate change and became energized. A few months ago, I was asked by Gary Duehr to show with four other artists in INVENTING 3-D LANDSCAPES, which is now at the Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville. brickbottomartists.com/gallery_current
In addition to showing Northern Waters 1,4, & 8 I have an installation, Jokulhlaup: Glacier Leap, which creates the impression that elements are falling apart and melting. The Icelandic term used by geologists to describe a sudden collapse of a glacier with a rush of flooding.
My friend, Shoshana, had many wonderful comments today on these pieces. She understands the levels of meaning I am hoping to express. That the work should be both beautiful and provacative; perhaps illustrating frightening occurences, such as the melting of northern glaciers and the damaging effects this is having on our rising seas, and frequent powerful storms effecting much of our planet, changing coastlines. She saw human forms in the placement of certain of the puzzle pieces, which I had never consciously noticed. She talked about how the motion of the separate elements was downward and we discussed the visual aspects. We discussed the difference she felt between looking at a framed piece with the reflection it offered because of the plexiglas -- reflection in both sense of the word and for example, Northern Waters 8, which asks you to enter into the vortex.