This piece depicts the importance of water at the cellular level and its probable source at the Galaxy level in asteroids.
This piece depicts three universal knots (ancient Chinese, ancient Celtic and contemporary) The large contemporary knot is an uncomfortable symbol of the massive water and environmental problems modern society must “unravel.”
This piece depicts a huge, twisting river…pure at the top (indigo blue) gradually falling into a polluted, convoluted mess (coffee stains). The fishing net is now empty, as is life in the water.
Gayle Crites is an artist in Golden, Colorado, working in a variety of media. She received her BA from Colorado State University, where she concentrated in printmaking, although some of her undergraduate art history studies were taken through the University of Mexico in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She also produced a limited edition of prints at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During her formative years, Crites worked as a designer and illustrator, developing a significant following throughout the United States for her work in oil.She has been featured in magazines and books across the country, and has exhibited internationally in Japan, Mexico and the Philippines. http://www.gaylecrites.com
All of You Are In It With Me — Brush and Sumi ink drawing on hand-pounded bark from Samoa with natural indigo (India) and silk (China), 2014, 8’x4′
No Word for that in English — Brush and Sumi ink drawing on hand-pounded bark from Tonga with natural cochineal (Mexico) and silk (China), 2013, 6′ x 2.5′
We are all downstream — Brush and Sumi ink drawing on hand-pounded bark from Tonga with natural indigo (India) and silk (China), 2013, 6′ x 2.5′