Artist Talk by Jodi Waltier
Evaporation Diaries/Climbing Out of the Ravine
Waltier explores Iron/cotton/indigo & Ink/paint/paper in new works on view.
Listening to Pages Already Written
Floating in a slurry of acrid decay these were the lucky ones that got away. If it had not been for the structural degradation of the neglected trusty hardware store bucket that had seen and been privy to way too much back breaking underappreciated labor over the course of a quarter of a century these soldiers of fortune would have been content to be tossed into some Portland cement at the end of a very long day graced with the resolve that at some moment a lunatic with a sledgehammer might get the hare-brained idea that those cast off concrete chunks dumped by the side of the road might make a swell retention pond french drain to gather what little rainwater visits us these days. Just patient in their contentment that what goes around usually comes back around and might even come in handy…
Image Caption: Jodi Waltier: #2 View, ink-paint-paper, from the series: “Climbing Out of the Ravine–When Nothing and Everything Comes your Way”.