The Contaminated Water series continues with this piece which is delving into the changes that can happen to the aquatic animals in our water systems. Biologists have discovered mutations in frogs and fish so why not for the water spider as well. Rust pigmentation was used to create the design using scientific iron filings on hand dyed fabric. Dense hand stitching in a circular pattern going both clock-wise and counter clock-wise give dimension and movement to the artwork as well as physical texture. Artwork is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
Exhibition History -- Arts in Harmony 2014, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, Minnesota February 3 to March 27, 2014.
-- 2014 Traveling Exhibition, ERAAA Main Street Gallery, Elk River, Minnesota April 2 to April 24, 2014.
-- Healing Arts Solo Exhibition From Rust to Art, Hudson Hospital, Hudson, Wisconsin May 20 to August 16, 2015.
-- Water Works 2016, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis, Maryland September 22 – October 30, 2016.
Awarded one of four Honorable Mentions.
-- Water The Essence of Life, Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 11 – August 6, 2017
-- Still Water Invitational Exhibition, Stillwater Art Guild Gallery, Stillwater, Minnesota August 1 – August 30, 2018.
-- Still Water Exhibition, St. Croix River Headquarters, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin September 12 – Oct 30, 2018.