Grounded, Waterstone Gallery, September 2017

Grounded, sensible and balanced, or unable to take flight...which is our future? This is the 3rd exhibition of my ongoing examination of our relationship to water, and it includes the final installment of the Future Dictionary of Water project while also taking a look at the state of our groundwater. 

A beaver dam was installed at the gallery, under the shadow of Mt. Hood. The mountain's melting snow and the natural architecture of the beaver dam combine to create groundwater, a source of water that is now under assault from commercial bottling companies, in addition to potential contamination from oil/gas/nuclear industries. (Image below photo credit: Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley.)

To see images of all other works in this exhibit, please also see Future Dictionary of Water and CloudWater.

The installation included a short video that traces the voyage of Arnold Creek from its source as it springs out of the ground in Loll Wildwoods in SW Portland until it meets the Pacific Ocean. More exhibition views after the video.

Gallery view. Photo credit: Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley.

A Kitchen Sink of Maladies of our natural world, but most of all, the fear of contamination of our groundwater from oil/gas spills and industrial or nuclear waste. Completed during the Dakota Pipeline Protests. Photo credit: Aaron Johanson.

Paper sculptures Lily Pond II and Ripples II from the CloudWater seriesPhoto credit: Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley.

Two of the Future Dictionary of Water pieces, Hydrollity and Xahuzzante. Photo credit: Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley.