Water has always played an important part in my life, whether living near, using or viewing it. Whether observed from ground level or from the air, water is a force of nature that is never looked at the same way twice. My exploration of wild or tame rivers and waterways consists of studying nautical maps, making on-site color notations, flow movement, weather conditions and collecting samples of sand and vegetation of the water's surrounding terrain to provide me with enough data to help create my work. My curiosity of where my drinking water came from started in "The Never Summer Mountains" of the Colorado Rockies, continued with travels throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, and now given the opportunity to investigate how the food I eat interacts with irrigation ditches in my hometown completes my water circle.
Ann-Marie Kuczun's work can be viewed at ArtistsRegister.com.