Jane Baldridge, "I can't stop the rain" 40" x 40"


I have had a fascination, maybe an obsession, with water for as long as I

remember. Watching my childhood sand castles fall to the continued

impertinent rolling in of waves and tide captivated me. It was but a

miniature version of what happens all around the globe

I believe that those people who do not go out on the ocean and witness it’s

power and beauty may not understand what happens with the rushing water

borne on a storm. Currents, tides and runoff change the land, scouring some

here, depositing some there. It can be beautiful or terrifying. This can

manifest into the magic of an ox-bow forming in a river or a beach house

undermined and falling into the ocean.

We are in a storm. We are all in it together. Complications keep making this

storm more challenging. We must give each other support, like a life ring to

someone overboard.