Here at KERA, we’ve been pretty proud of our Living with the Trinity project. The river means a lot of things to a lot of people in our area, and now a group of Fort Worth artists has come together to explore the river through a variety of media.
Their show, Trinity Perspectives, goes on display September 5 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. We’ve asked some of the artists to give us a sneak peek of their work, and this is what they had to share:
Randy Bacon: This show is exciting, because I’m eager to see what the other artists do and the idea of many individual takes on a single theme is interesting to me. And I’m proud and flattered to be included in a show with many of my favorite artists. I’ve wanted to paint these bridges for a long time, so I’ve been looking at them in different seasons and at different times of day. I wanted to capture that mysterious Indian Summer, early-morning feeling when the colors torque, the bridges are backlit by the rising sun, the water is calm, the reflections are clear and I can’t tell where the sky stops and the river begins.
Kathy Webster: When I catch sight of the Trinity River, it is usually from my car window, or a little more intimately from the back bench of the Trinity Train with my granddaughter, Anais. My experience of the river, especially from my car, is of a moody, silver, flat avenue meandering through to city. Its often metallic color and reflection appeals to the sculptor in me. This flowing bit of nature mimics the man-made.
Nancy Lamb: Two hundred yards behind my home, there is a part of the Trinity that has a stunning limestone waterfall (below). Debra’s Farmstead goat cheese farm is right next door. The day I was painting, the goats came to visit!!
Michael Pavlovsky: In thinking about how a river continually flows, I was happy to be able to incorporate the circle as the basis of my sculpture. This shape symbolically calls to mind continual movement – like the river moves.
Winter Rusiloski: My current body of work is influenced by landscapes, specifically the horizon, water and sky. All of the paintings are inspired by memory and include photographs collaged into the works. For this painting, I spent time walking along the Trinity and taking photographs. I worked simultaneously on several paintings inspired by my walks. Trinity 1 is part of this series.