"Troubled Waters": paintings and collages
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages
installation view of "Poison Play", Islip Art Museum, East islip, NY, April 10-June 5, 2016

this image contains (l. to r.) Collision, Grid Flow, Red Tide and Marine World Maze
Photo credits: Gary Mamay
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on paper and plastic, plastic mesh
Dissonance
2016
acrylic on paper and plastic, plastic mesh
24" x 17" x 7"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on plastic, plastic sheeting
Effluent/Effluvium
2016
acrylic on plastic, plastic sheeting
51" x 21" x 3"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages sparkle cloth, plastic grid, fish lures, vinyl tubing, plastic beach debris, acrylic on paper
Marine World Maze
2016
sparkle cloth, plastic grid, fish lures, vinyl tubing, plastic beach debris, acrylic on paper
80" x 91" x 12"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on paper, plastic grid, plastic mesh, color pencil
Sunken Structure
2016
acrylic on paper, plastic grid, plastic mesh, color pencil
24" x 27" x 5"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic, plastic cloth, plastic mesh, gasket and paper on construction board
Collision
2016
acrylic, plastic cloth, plastic mesh, gasket and paper on construction board
34" x 22" x 3"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages plastic mesh, rope straw, balsa wood dowels, paper, rhinestones
Grid/Flow
2016
plastic mesh, rope straw, balsa wood dowels, paper, rhinestones
36" x 25" x 5"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on canvas
Depletion
2015
acrylic on canvas
40" x 40"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic, paper
Red Tide
2015
acrylic, paper
19.5" x 28"

Red Tide refers to the algae blooms that appear in nearby Long Island bays. It gives off a toxin known as Alexandrium that is potentially lethal to humans. New York state banned the harvesting of shellfish from the area.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic, automobile gasket, paper
Intrusion
2015
acrylic, automobile gasket, paper
28.5" x 30"

Intrusion is about all of the chemicals seeping through the soil into the groundwater, out into streams and bays, and the negative impact they have on the marine environment.

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on paper
Toxic Charge
2013
acrylic on paper
25" x 28"

A fisherman told me that fish are attracted to the debris that is in the water. Perhaps it is curiosity. The neon green fish in Toxic Charges has been affected by toxic chemicals and refers to mutations that are possible effects of pollution.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on paper
Troubled Waters Collage #11
2013
acrylic on paper
23" x 26"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on paper
Invisible Hazards
2013
acrylic on paper
25" x 34"

Invisible Hazards is my vision of a kind of swirling chaos in the water between the fish and man-made, unnatural substances. The positive and negative shapes of the fish suggest a kind of abrupt change in the natural world.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic, plastic cloth on paper
Troubled Waters Collage #13
2013
acrylic, plastic cloth on paper
approximately 20" x 11" x 2"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on paper
Other Worlds I
2013
acrylic on paper
30" x 26"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic, tempera, white marker, paper
Atrazine II
2012
acrylic, tempera, white marker, paper
29" x 25.50"

Atrazine II refers to the pesticide made by Dupont. It is used frequently in lawn care. It is 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":  paintings and collages tempera, plastic mesh on paper
Circulation
2012
tempera, plastic mesh on paper
25" x 24"

Circulation refers to the movement of fish swimming near and around man-made junk such as plastic mesh and metal debris discarded into the water.
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on paper
Other Worlds III
2013
acrylic on paper
32" 33"

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 the natural state of things.

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages tempera and plastic mesh on paper
Troubled Waters: Collage #5
2012
tempera and plastic mesh on paper
25" x 17"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages tempera on paper
Troubled Waters: Stress
2011
tempera on paper
22" x 26"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages tempera on paper
Troubled Waters: Collage #2
2011
tempera on paper
28" x 21"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages oil on canvas
Strange Fish
2011
oil on canvas
24" x 24"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on paper
Emergence of the New
2010
acrylic on paper
22" x 28"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages oil on canvas
Troubled Waters #7
2010
oil on canvas
24" x 30"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on Canson Montval paper
Troubled Waters #6
2010
acrylic on Canson Montval paper
22" x 28"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages oil on canvas
New World Order
2010
oil on canvas
36" x 40"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages acrylic on Canson Montval paper
Troubled Waters #11
2010
acrylic on Canson Montval paper
22" x 28"
ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages oil on prepared Canson Montval paper
Troubled Waters #4
2010
oil on prepared Canson Montval paper
22" 28"

ANNE SEELBACH "Troubled Waters":  paintings and collages oil on canvas
Troubled Waters #2
2010
oil on canvas
24" x 24"
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