About Water As Source
ARTIST’S STATEMENT: STAN WELSH and MARGITTA DIETRICK- WELSH Collaborative work for: “Water as Source” 2016
Formally, we would like this work to portray a sense of clarity, simplicity, beauty and balance. Conversely and conceptually, we are trying to create a feeling of apprehension that suggests that things are not what they appear to be.
This series titled “Water as Source” pays homage to places where water meets land or in more symbolic terms, places where the known meets the unknown. In these landscapes, we are trying to create enigmatic spaces that evoke a perception of distance and emptiness.br>
These collaborative pieces also deal with ”tenuousness” in the sense of one’s precarious status and existence in nature. Most of the images are ungrounded or floating to emphasize the notion that things are in a state of constant flux. In some of the work, we place the figure and images from nature into the landscape to create a sense of longing and vulnerability and perhaps anxiety wondering what the future might bring. In other work, objects float in space with surrealistic overtones addressing the fragility of man’s existence in nature.