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