Caribbean Colors Art Gallery
Caye Caulker, Belize
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July 7, 2005 Channel 5 Belize
Caye Caulker Artist Combines Photography
Anyone looking for a little bit of serenity and artistic inspiration
will enjoy a new exhibition at the House of Culture. Artist Lee
Vanderwalker who lives on Caye Caulker, is sharing a collection of images
that blurs the boundaries between photography and painting, not to mention
reality and fantasy. Vanderwalker, who normally paints on cloth and silk,
says this show is her first foray into photography and sprang from her
attempts to share her life on the caye with friends and family abroad.
Lee Vanderwalker, Artist
I took a look at where I was at with the photos last year and they
seemed to be really forming up into a collection. I came up with this
technique of painting right on top of the photograph that really brought
out the paint aspect of what I was doing.
I just love mermaids. I just think they are so mystical and beautiful and
exotic. I would have to think, what colour is a mermaid? If the mermaid is
under the sea it?s blue and purple and green, what colour are fish? So in
my mind?s eye, these are the colours that I see my mermaids in. They are
not flesh and bones, they are women as fish.
Just kind of a glance in what I see in my life and more of a fanciful
show, and mystical, kind of taking your mind to another place.
Lee Vanderwalker says her next project will involve using large silk
wall hangings and be part of a joint exhibition with an artist from
Trinidad. The show at the House of Culture runs through July twenty-ninth
and the gallery is open daily from eight-thirty to four.