In 2011, I found myself, as the Spanish expression goes, "entre dos aguas," or on the horns of a dilemma. I was eager to begin new paintings about cultural artifacts, but not yet ready to step away from paintings about rocks, and the way they're distributed by water. In these watercolors on Spanish handmade paper, water is the agent, pigment the material acted upon. "Entre dos aguas" (between two waters) refers to the way rainwater runs in two directions off a gabled roof. Looking closely at the paintings, you'll see that the drips run in two directions, as I turned the paper upside down during the painting process.
“Whatever presumes to height will eventually be laid low by erosion.
—Sir Richard Fortey, Earth