Artist: Brittany Waters
Exhibition: More Than A Sandbox
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi
About the artist:
Brittany Waters is a senior at CSULB and is in the MFA program, mainly focusing on ceramics. She is going to be graduating this semester and is planning on getting her masters in Oregon. She was originally born and raised in Sacramento and moved to Long Beach. She is often inspired by nature, but especially the ocean in this exhibit. Her exhibit displayed how important protecting nature was to her.
Brittany Water’s art exhibit featured baby sea turtles in several different ways using ceramics. She made about 118 sea turtles, each taking about 3 hours. She also features sea turtles in instagram posts which you will see right when you walk in. There are also many images of sea turtles hung up on the walls.
Brittany mentioned that she created this art exhibit because she wanted it to capture her love towards nature. She also wanted the audience to understand that the beach is not only a place for us to play and have fun at but also it is a place for animals. We are sharing the beach with these animals and we need to respect their space.
Synthesis/ My Experience:
Brittany’s exhibit is probably one of my all time favorites that I have seen throughout this semester. I loved every single thing about it. I enjoyed all the little details that she added. Her message to the audience was very thoughtful and I like how she incorporated that into her art work. I personally love the beach and I never really thought about how us humans affected nature and wildlife. All in all, her exhibit was really impressive.