I Am Water Billboard Exhibition
One of my photos is now installed in the "I Am Water" outdoor billboard exhibition in the East Williamsburg-Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Given the subject matter, it seems almost too literal that it's at the intersection of Forrest Street and Flushing Avenue (134 Forrest St. to be exact). The photograph shows a group of swimmers standing under the Uluwehi Waterfall in Kauai, Hawaii, who almost look like they belong in a Baroque painting, or maybe one by Courbet. (See below for the original image.) It has been cleverly paired by the curators with a photograph of an Icelandic waterfall by Joan Perlman above it, one of the nine other billboards in this outdoor show. All are within walking distance and will be up through at least July 21. More information, including a map and pictures of the 10 selected artworks are on the ecoartspace website.
The above photo of the installation is by Patricia Watts, founder of ecoartspace, who is also one of the curators along with Tanja Andrejasic Wechsler, founder of Our Humanity Matters. The exhibition addresses our relationship with water and our human understanding that we are water. The Brooklyn-based non-profit organization SaveArtSpace coordinated the billboard siting and production.