Collaborative work for:
“Water as Source”
Formally, we would like this work to portray a sense of clarity, simplicity, beauty and balance. Conversely and conceptually, we are trying to create a feeling of apprehension that suggests that things are not what they appear to be.
This series titled “Water as Source” pays homage to places where water meets land or in more symbolic terms, places where the known meets the unknown. In these landscapes, we are trying to create enigmatic spaces that evoke a perception of distance and emptiness.
These collaborative pieces also deal with ”tenuousness” in the sense of one’s precarious status and existence in nature. Most of the images are ungrounded or floating to emphasize the notion that things are in a state of constant flux. In some of the work, we place the figure and images from nature into the landscape to create a sense of longing and vulnerability and perhaps anxiety wondering what the future might bring. In other work, objects float in space with surrealistic overtones addressing the fragility of man’s existence in nature.
Stan Welsh was born and raised in Southern California in the town of Claremont, 30 minutes east of Los Angeles. He currently has a home and studio on three acres of property in the coastal mountains of Santa Cruz California. For the past 32 years Stan Welsh has been a professor at San Jose State University in the School of Art and Art History. Welsh was honored with arts grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The California Arts Council and the Arts Council Silicon Valley 2005 Fellowship Award. His work is in the permanent collections of the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center (Arizona), Oakland Museum (California), San Jose Museum, (California), Santa Cruz Museum (California), and the Daum Museum, Missouri.
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