Artist: Brittany Waters
Media: Ceramics, Porcelain
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi-Gallery
About the Artist
Brittany Waters has been a California girl her whole life and she currently lives in Downtown Long Beach grew up in California. She is a senior at CSULB and planning to graduate this year with her BFA degree in the School of Art’s Ceramics Program. After graduation, she plans to move to Oregon and further her education by getting a Masters degree. She is going there because she wants to stay on the west coast but it is also different form California which is really cool.
Her exhibit shows what it is like to view a nest of sea turtle hatchlings at the beach. Waters showing has sand with pieces of shells and rocks from Seal Beach. Also, she has an umbrella and beach chair on the sand. The show’s main feature were the turtles made out of white clay. The eggs were made out of porcelain. Also, she made 118 sea turtles. The sea turtles were very detailed and looked very real. The turtles were going towards the water. She also had a projector that replicated the movement of the ocean. People can definitely get a real life feel from her exhibit.
Her showcase of sea turtle hatchlings is something that is not seen at California beaches because the California beaches is not a safe and healthy environment for baby turtles to thrive in. The California beaches are too polluted and noisy for them .Water’s exhibit helps viewers to get a taste of what the California beaches can be like with baby sea turtles going toward the water if our beaches weren’t so hazardous to them. She chose to work with sea turtles because she wanted to bring attention that all sea turtles are endangered. Therefore, more people being aware of this problem can potentially help make sure sea turtles are being protected from extinction.
Synthesis / My Experience
I am always at the California beaches which is why this exhibit got my attention as opposed to the other ones this week. I am completely aware, as is Brittany, of the pollution and noise that the beaches are dealing with these days and am also very concerned about the wildlife in this area. I am hoping that this exhibit has a big impact on people and has them realize that this is a serious issue. Overall I really enjoyed this exhibit and hope that many other people did as well.