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Home After Katrina
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Home After Katrina
Margaret Watts

Home After Katrina
Media: Mixed Water media, alcohol inks, cold wax sealer, papers on vinyl on board
Size: 18.75” x 18.75”
Price: $ 575.00
“During the hurricane season of Katrina, Rita, and subsequent tornadoes, we expected rain and winds but not the damage that hit my home 200 miles north of the coast. In a wine dark sky, winds took off my roof and uprooted a 200 year old cedar tree missing my back wall by inches. My piece shows flying tree parts with bursts of thunder and lightning. The roofless home seems vulnerable as rain pours in torrents. Shapes intersect to denote motion and two disintegrating shoes appear in the right facing side of the piece. I started with black and white paint; in finishing I used very little black paint. In order to emphasize the blackness (presence of all color), I layered reds, turquoises, blues and spots of yellow to enrich the darkness. The addition of red and purple alcohol inks created a sense of warmth in the foundation of my home which did survive. In layering, I used sgraffito, scratching to reveal color and shapes in the layers below, resulting in unpredictable yet exciting results with strange color juxtapositions and rich textures. Completing this piece was cathartic; some emotions are best rendered visually. Such is the power of art. Painting speaks louder and more powerfully than words.”
Painting was featured in SLMM national juried exhibit, Hays Kansas, 2014

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