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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Speculation was created with an image I took of Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan while on a walk to the beach in the winter. I overlayed a photo of steps leading up from the beach, taken during the summer. I liked the juxtaposition of two different seasons and viewpoints, seeing across the lake and not being able to visualize the destination at the end of the steps.
This piece is was on exhibit at 2nd April galerie in Canton, OH as part of the Fibernation exhibit.
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