September 11 – November 12, 2023
I view land as firm, solid and reliable – our principal habitat. Conversely, I recognize that water is literally fluid and equally vital to our existence. It’s hard to envision how water, which is so physically compliant in many ways, can supersede, overpower, and ultimately reshape the land. Water scarcity creates new deserts — where life struggles or fails to exist at all.
Using silver nitrate and cyanotype (made with sea water), I experiment with methods of applying the chemistry (sea sponges, for example) to paper and the overall process (layering paper). Through this, I attempt to explore the relationships of land and water which are now changing more frequently and deeply — with greater consequence to all living things.
My mammalian brain is disquieted. My regional habitat now vacillates between drought and deluge. I see the living world struggle as it attempts to evolve. Land is revealed or deposited, water carves new pathways and erodes the land.
About Connie Lowell
A native New Englander, Connie Lowell has spent much of her adult life in a cubicle, staring at a screen or if fortunate, out a window. Feeling disconnected from the natural outdoor world, she developed a passion for nature’s systems and the connections within and among species over the course of time. Lowell frequently finds herself preoccupied with the many and varied changes humanity has introduced within the natural environment. Residing now in New Hampshire, Lowell’s work strives to reflect nature or the natural processes by employing a variety of mechanisms and methods to capture, print and create visual, photographic art works. Lowell’s works have been selected for numerous juried shows across the US and has appeared in the Boston Globe and ArtScope Magazine in relation to exhibits. The images Lowell creates explore humanity and our relationship to the natural world as well as investigating our fellow occupants and the relationships among us all.