Wk10- Artist Conversation- Brittany Waters

Artist: Brittany Waters

Exhibition: #MoreThanASandbox

Media: Ceramics

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi

Website: N/A

Instagram: @artbywaters

Brittany Waters is a student at Cal State Long Beach that will be graduating this semester with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in ceramics. Brittany lived in California her whole life and the first time she had ever been to a beach was when she visited Hawaii. When she got back from Hawaii, some years later she got into sea turtles which explains here exhibit. With this exhibit Brittany Waters wanted to make everyone aware of the dangers that the sea turtles suffer and want to remind people that because of how we treat our beaches many animals like the sea turtles are endangered. She wanted to remind people of the beauty and tranquility of a beach that serves a better purpose and is #MoreThanASandBox. In my opinion this exhibit was my favorite exhibit so far. She used baby sea turtles made out of low fire white clay and painted them. The eggs that she used for the hatching of the sea turtles were made of porcelain. Brittany even used real sand from the beach in her exhibit. She said it took her about five trips back-and-forth of 5 gallon tubs full of sand. Only about 1 out of 80 sea turtles make it to adulthood. Have fun at the beach but stop treating it like a sandbox. 

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