Artist: Brittany Waters
Gallery: Dutzi Gallery
Artist Brittany Waters is at her 4th year and is currently working towards her Bachelors in Fine Arts at Cal State Long Beach. She is also a photographer, but wants to focus mainly on ceramics for her degree. She expresses herself through photo and clay, and is aiming for a masters sometime in the future. Waters is fascinated by our beautiful beaches and looks to preserve wildlife by spreading awareness.
Her exhibit #Morethanasandbox drew plenty of attention, I think because of the turtles. There were approximately 118 hand made ceramic turtles. Waters says the turtles took her about 3 hours each from start to finish, making it add up to somewhere almost around 350 hours!! The exhibit was very Beach themed which was really cool. There were chairs, palm trees, and the whole shabazz to make you feel like you were at the beach.
Waters’ ceramic turtles were very realistic, making her exhibit seem like it was real life, which is the message I think she was going for. Waters wants to give the turtles a voice through her artwork, again spreading the awareness of the pollution that harms the turtles! Overall, I very enjoyed her gallery as it made me feel like I was at the beach. Not many pieces of art can move you and take you to another place, but her exhibit easily did that with the sounds and the theme going on in the background. Her exhibit name titled hashtag #morethanasandbox is definitely going to grab attention and it redirects you to a supporting link if you were to type it in on social media, which is brilliant. It will for sure bring more light into people’s eyes about those issues.