"Troubled Waters" cut-outs
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on plastic mesh and cut composition board
Turquoise Waters
2016
acrylic on plastic mesh and cut composition board
19" x 18"

The cut-outs evolved out of the Troubled Waters paintings. I wanted to get rid of the "edge" of paper/canvas/frame, allowing the shapes and colors to stand on their own.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic and tempera on cut paper
Troubled Waters cut-out #8
2012
acrylic and tempera on cut paper
24" x 22.5"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on paper
Troubled Waters cut-out #11
2013
acrylic on paper
23" x 26"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic  on cut paper
Toxic Charge
2013
acrylic on cut paper
25" x 28"

A fisherman told me that fish are attracted to the debris that is in the water. The neon green fish in Toxic Charge has been affected by toxic chemicals and suggests mutations that are the possible effects of pollution.

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut paper and plastic, plastic mesh
Sunken Structure
2016
acrylic on cut paper and plastic, plastic mesh
approximately 23" x 27" x 5"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs tempera on cut and torn paper
Stress
2011
tempera on cut and torn paper
25.25" x 26.25"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut paper
Red Tide
2015
acrylic on cut paper
19.5" x 28"

Red Tide prefers to the algae blooms that appear in nearby waters. The blooms give off a toxin known as Alexandrium that is potentially lethal to humans.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut  paper
Troubled Waters cut-out #13
2013
acrylic on cut paper
approximately 32" x 30"

Other Worlds III suggests that perhaps the marine environment will adapt somehow to this influx of chemical and toxic substances. Perhaps water will become different from what we know, as a result of our interference with its natural state.

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut paper
Invisible Hazards
2013
acrylic on cut paper
25" x 34"

Invisible Hazards is a vision of a swirling chaos between fish and man-made, unnatural substances.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs plastic mesh, twine, straw, wood dowels, paper, rhinestones
Grid/Flow
2016
plastic mesh, twine, straw, wood dowels, paper, rhinestones
28" x 16" x 6"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut paper and gasket
Intrusion
2015
acrylic on cut paper and gasket
28.5" x 30"

Intrusion suggests the negative impact of chemicals seeping through the soil into the groundwaters, into streams and bays and the effects on the marine environment.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut paperboard, plastic mesh, plastic cloth
Dissonance II
2016
acrylic on cut paperboard, plastic mesh, plastic cloth
23" x 17" x 7"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut paper and mat board, plastic cloth
Encounter
2013
acrylic on cut paper and mat board, plastic cloth
approximately 20" x 11" x 2"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut paperboard and plastic strapping, plastic mesh
Dissonance I
2016
acrylic on cut paperboard and plastic strapping, plastic mesh
23" x 17" x 7"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic and tempera on cut paper
Atrazine II
2012
acrylic and tempera on cut paper
29" x 25.5"

Atrazine II refers to the pesticide made by Dupont. It is used frequently in lawn care. It's a harmful endocrine disruptor that causes reproductive defects in frogs and fish and is commonly found in US waterways. The molecular structure of Atrazine is drawn on the surface of the painting with a thin, white Sharpie marker.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic, tempera, plastic mesh on cut paper
Troubled Waters cut-out #5
2012
acrylic, tempera, plastic mesh on cut paper
25" x 17.5"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs tempera, plastic mesh on cut paper
Circulation
2012
tempera, plastic mesh on cut paper
24.75" x 23.5"

Circulation refers to the movement of fish swimming near and around man-made junk such as plastic mesh and metal debris that is discarded in the water.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs tempera on cut paper
Troubled Waters cut-out #2
2011
tempera on cut paper
28.25" x 21"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic, plastic cloth, plastic mesh, gasket, paper on cut composition board
Collision
2016
acrylic, plastic cloth, plastic mesh, gasket, paper on cut composition board
34" x 21" x 4"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut plastic sheeting, plastic container and paper
Effluvent/Effluvium I
2016
acrylic on cut plastic sheeting, plastic container and paper
25" x 8" x 3"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters" cut-outs acrylic on cut plastic sheeting, plastic container and paper
Effluvent/Effluvium
2016
acrylic on cut plastic sheeting, plastic container and paper
51" x 21" x 3"
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