Rosewater explores the history of adornment and the physical materials that shape the landscape. Through the collaboration of place and time, and with a spirit of collage, Rosewater combines diverse experiences, vernacular references, and ornamental motifs—finding a balance between the recognizable and the unfamiliar, the real and the representative, excess and restraint. In an ever-connected world, art, craft, and visual language are sites of shared understanding, where we learn from one another, borrow, and gain knowledge of the human experience.
Installation view from Rosewater, Churchman-Fehsenfeld Gallery, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, December 4, 2015 – January 30, 2015. Photo: Lisa K. Fett 2015.