Shimmer: Dobee Snowber: I'm Falling
24 x 18 x 1.5 "
Mixed media on board
Over the past few years I have been working on a POOL series-including pools with and without swimmers. As I worked on this series during COVID I became intrigued by the idea of entropy and dissolution of both the swimmers and the pool environments. It felt reflective of the isolation and abandonment of life as we knew it as a result of the Pandemic. The swimmers plunge into or emerge out of the water, like the constantly changing moments in any given day; the effort to swim up and out and to breathe. This piece represents my response.
In creating my work, I am constantly reminded that I cannot successfully create until I fully let go of expectations and judgments, particularly my own. At times I find this incredibly challenging but, when I do find this place, it impels me forward manifesting on board with paint, ink, paper, pen, color and objects, these cumulative moments. My pieces are about water and breath, structure and entropy, home and transitions, about the moment before and the one right after and the one in between.
Dobee Snowber - Bio
Dobee Snowber is a working Artist, making time whenever possible, to create. She has lived in the Bay area for over 20 years. Prior to that she lived in Santa fe and various and sundry places east of the Rockies, including Maine, Wash DC and New Jersey.
Dobee holds a BA in Intellectual History/Feminist Studies from Kirkland College and a BFA in Printmaking /Painting from the Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine. She has shown extensively in various venues including galleries, museums, group collaborations and solo exhibits and is part of several private collections in the US and abroad. She is currently represented by SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA and Mary Praytor Gallery, Greenville, SC.