2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist
On view June 18, 2011 to July 8, 2012
Located in the: Art & Nature Center
Ripple Effect, in PEM's interactive Art & Nature Center, highlights water as a medium for artistic expression and hands-on exploration. Visitors encounter water in its different states - solid, liquid and gas - as they investigate artworks inspired by rivers, geysers, snowflakes, fog and more. Water's allure to contemporary artists as a creative medium is compelling, especially in relation to the unique, life-giving properties of this substance we so often take for granted.
Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum and the museum's Art & Nature Committee.
2010; Jim Denevan; nine-square-mile snow drawing (detail) | pigmented inkjet photograph; 28.8" x 44"; Courtesy of the artist; photograph by Peter Hinson
2005; Peter Wasilewski; pigmented inkjet photograph; 31"x38"; Courtesy of the Artist
Water Sculpture #9
2010; Shinichi Maruyama; archival pigment print; 43"x52"; Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Tickets available day of program
Learn about nature photography as we read Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature by Cindy Jenson-Elliott and illustrated by Christy Hale. Create your own nature "photos" as you experiment with sunprint paper, exposing nature silhouettes to different light sources.