Artist ProfileAs an emerging Artist Catherine has left the corporate world behind and chosen a life in the Arts. Born in Thunder Bay she currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Former Art Gallery owner she now works out of her home studio, painting and writing. Art has been a mainstay in her life – a means of expression and healing.
This installation is inspired by the winter light and florescent glow that occurs within the spectacular rock caves in the wilderness of Ontario. It is the snow and ice run-off I imagine occurs along rivers in the Warsaw, Bonnechere and Bruce peninsula (just to name a few). When all things, even those below ground, give way to the power and wonder of Nature and how light is captured, reflected and refracted in the secret places where the Sun and Moon can only softly penetrate in other seasons. Deep below in cavernous landscapes, light and ice illuminate the shadows and darkness.
The center tree structure, built of natural cedar driftwood, was assembled to reflect a weathered & fossilized tree stump that, in earnest, still reaches for the light above. A non-toxic sheen was applied to emulate a glistening surface with texture to superimpose a porous effect. Light is captured in the multiple droplets of water and ice that cling to the glistening surface, as if heralding shiny victory by escaping the plunge into the dark pool below.
The Waterfall celebrates movement – of light, water and life. From above beams of sunlight filter down to the dark blue pool below – only so far before fading into blackness.