Acrylic, pastel, charcoal and cut wood lithographs on canvas. 34" x 54".
As a study in of the overwhelmed, this piece was created during the COVID19 pandemic. In "It's Nothing Until It's Something" the perspective is accurate from each side of the water’s surface (looking from either above or under) but isn’t a cohesive experience throughout. One is baked by the open eagerness of the sun, and the others are enclosed in mounting water pressure.
As someone who feels they move hurriedly from one extreme to another, in overabundance and drought, the artist here wonders more about what it’s like to live within that thin surface line—not coasting above, and not plummeting under.