Previously exhibited large works on Mylar by Pat Gibson
July 20 to August 21, 2020
ESTUARY: Where the River Meets the Sea
I have been fascinated by the movement and mystery of water under its surface since living on the shore of Lake Erie. Can you actually see ice melting or fresh and salt water mixing? With scribbles I attempt to make visible a tracing of the water`s path.
ESTUARY is a series of paintings and drawings that trace the path of the out-flowing river meeting the incoming tide from the ocean, also tracing the mix of clear and salt water. This mixing creates a transition zone between land and sea known as an estuary. Estuaries rank along with tropical rain forests and coral reefs as the planets most productive ecosystems and are in danger of disappearing if actions are not taken to protect them and the plants and animals that call them home.
Aira: of the wind
An invisible breath moves my world. Outside my studio window the clouds move across the sky, my garden dances to a mysterious rhythm, and the water surface on the bird bath ripples.
The Aira series, created with oil stick scribbles like a gesture drawing, captures fleeting impressions of my continuing fascination with mystery, movement, energy, and light.
Plastic pollution is like a growing monster that will attack all life forms including us. Twenty-two million pounds of plastic enter the Great Lakes every year. Massive amounts collect on shores and the rest forming huge islands of garbage in all the earth`s oceans. This eventually becomes microplastic which is ingested by sea life. We may be eating and drinking tiny plastic pieces too small to see.
For over a decade I have made art celebrating life supporting qualities of our planet waters.
Mylar is smooth, lightweight and semitransparent. I love working on it. It is also made of plastic.