virginia katz

dissipation current

This series of watercolor works began after a personal crisis in 2015. That experience deepened my understanding of our physical relationship to our world, and I began to associate landscape on a personal level, which influenced my painting practice.

Much of my more recent work combines literal natural disaster with personal tragedy. Since we share our origins with the nature around us, we can attribute and claim similar devastation and rebirth. Unlike my three-dimensional paintings on panel, physicality here is de-emphasized. Using transparent watercolor that, in many cases is almost colorlessness, I ‘let go’ of physicality and attempt to enter the realm of the meta-physical.

Some of the paintings were the result of a visit to a tsunami site in Japan after the great earthquake in 2011, as well as visiting burn areas in Southern California and flash flood zones in the Southwest.

Landscape becomes a metaphor for the body. There are over 50 paintings in this series that is ongoing...

Dissipation
Dissipation - In Between Spaces

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2015

Dissipation
Dissipation - Off in the Distance

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2016

Dissipation
Dissipation - Rebirth

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2017

Dissipation
Dissipation

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2015

Dissipation
Dissipation - Formless

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2015

Dissipation
Dissipation - Into the Darkness

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2016

Dissipation
Dissipation - At One

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2015

Dissipation
Dissipation - Treading the Unknown

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2017

Dissipation
Dissipation - Merging Into Space

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2016

Dissipation
Dissipation - Into the Ether

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2016

Dissipation
Dissipation - Decomposition

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2017

Dissipation
Dissipation - Bloodline

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2017

Dissipation
Dissipation - Fade to White

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2016

Dissipation
Dissipation - Generations

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2017

Dissipation
Dissipation - After The Tsunami

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2016

Dissipation
Dissipation - Aftermath

Watercolor on Paper
18" x 24", 2017

Dissipation
Dissipation - City of the Lost but not Forgotten

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2016

Dissipation
Dissipation - Turbulence and Rough Seas

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12" each, 2016

Dissipation
Dissipation - Transition

Watercolor on Paper
9" x 12", 2016