Water is life
Water is on my mind this summer, the excess and the dearth, abundance and scarcity. Here in the high plains desert of northern New Mexico, we worry about having enough water. It is monsoon season, and the summer downpours give us joy, while – at the same time - whole towns in Europe are washed by devastating floods. We, and most of the planet, are dependent on clean fresh water, and yet we pollute the oceans with chemicals and garbage. Breaking water, mother's water breaking, water broken; Tó éí ííńá át'é Water is life.
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. "
Inspiration for art
Water has been a theme in my art for a decade or so. As a transplant to Santa Fe, I was fascinated with the storms and flooded arroyos in the summers; my Monsoon Rush explores the powerful gush of water lit by the setting sun.
I used Water in the first of my Elements series, Too Far Out, as I studied the dissipation of matter and the distorted perspective in and above a body of water.
The series I have been creating over the past several years, Coral Reef, is all about Water, and Life and Water. It is a 12-part exploration, nearly complete.
I recently was accepted into another group exhibition, Cimarron National Works on Paper, on display at Oklahoma State University. The work that was invited is What Dreams May Come, a small but intense, densely packed cut paper collage, contemplating pathways to heaven, and conflicting impressions of magnitude. This exhibition will be "live and in person" August 16-September 17 in the Gardiner Gallery in Stillwater, OK, and will include a virtual exhibition too.
Soon after that, the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, CA, will have a National Exhibition of Works on Paper. My Original collage, Hear the Echoes, will be on display. It also is a "live and in person" exhibit with virtual elements, September 11-October 31.
Savor your season
Love and Peace,
D E C O
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