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Friday, March 27, 2009
Urgency is made up of 2 images. The back layer is an image of a weathered old door in a crumbling wall on the grounds of the Gethsemane Monastery in Kentucky. The sheer overlay is of an expired parking meter on 3rd street in downtown Canton, Ohio. I wanted to create a sort of mysterious intrigue that the viewer could personally resonate with as to what may be the urgency to pass through the portal and where might it lead.
This was part of my solo show entitled NEXT at the Massillon Museum a group show entitled fabric-ations at Malone University's McFadden Gallery.
Art has become a meaningful way for me to process and explore the complexities of life in tandem with living it. I am committed to creating and exhibiting my artwork, which has been exhibited in various regional and national venues. My current work incorporates my photography into a variety of different media. I often integrate layers into my work to create juxtapositions conveying visual and conceptual depth. Recurring themes in my work include the transience of life in time, as well as exploring diverse natural, cultural, and architectural spaces. As a result, I find travel to be amazingly inspiring as it offers me the opportunity to find new imagery and metaphors for my work.
Visit my website at michelewaalkes.com or my studio on the main floor of 2nd April galerie and Studios, 324 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44702