We are delighted to annouce Dorothy Kerper Monnelly’s third book waterforms (Kettler Verlag, 2016), presenting a stunning collection of 70 black and white photographic abstractions, capturing the effects of water on the shoreline environment and natural surfaces.
Kerper Monnelly’s large format black and white abstractions provide a departure from reality, sometimes slight, sometimes partial, and in the case of her Ice Patterns the move to abstraction is complete. However, the origin is always nature, unmanipulated, and unstaged.
“There is a “calligraphy” of ice and snow, water and stone. Each has a root language, spoken in different accents, as the water stills to ice, or falls as snow, or freezes into crevices, expanding, splitting stone. It is not easily deciphered. Kerper Monnelly has a clear sense of the grammar of her images. She has created a lexicon, beyond her subject matter.”
—Arthur Ollman, founding Director of MOPA, San Diego
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