Having lived on a coast my entire life I have been concerned for years about rising sea levels. In December of 2020 I began working with water in the studio by using food colored water and spotlights shining through various glass vessels and to “paint” with light onto the wall. 

 

My work is often described as painterly and certainly painting is a huge influence on my visual language. Homer and Turner’s powerful expressions of the beauty and the terror of water’s power are guideposts for me.I am interested in people’s perceptions of what they see in my photographs and their reaction when they find out they are not paintings. It is my hope  that looking at the work might make the viewer question their presumptions about other things as well. 

 

The name of the series Translucent Turbidity comes from:

Translucent (of a substance) allowing light, but not detailed shapes, to pass through; semitransparent. Turbidity--the amount of solid particles that are suspended in water and that cause light rays shining through the water to scatter.

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