My new art installation titled “Point Reyes Waterways” is up now at Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA. This wall installation of handmade paper and thread is part of the Women Eco Artists Dialog (www.weadartists.org) Extraction Exhibition in the Project Space at Gallery Route One, a non-profit exhibition space with a focus on works connected to the environment. This show is organized by WEAD and part of the huge multi-country, multi-gallery project called Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss (https://www.extractionart.org/home).
“Point Reyes Waterways” focuses on Extraction and Water. Extraction is a problem because of how we extract what we extract and how much we take without nature being able to replenish it. We almost have to extract something to make anything and to live. My focus is on over-extraction of water, a necessary element for life. Over-use and extraction of underground water causes land subsidence. Global warming and climate change are causing droughts, flooding, rising sea levels and other catastrophic events involving water. This site-specific wall installation of handmade paper, cotton thread and seeds for blue wildflowers highlights the waterways of Point Reyes, and by leaving the land as negative space makes us more aware of the water.
This work and the “Extraction” exhibition will be on view in Pt. Reyes Station at Gallery Route One Project Space, September 18 to October 24, 2021. For more information about gallery hours and the public programs for this exhibition: https://galleryrouteone.org/exhibits/upcoming/