Splash comes out of what we see as a universal need to rejuvenate after over a year of hardship. We wanted to celebrate the cycles of seasons as Summer follows Spring. We wanted to foster emotional healing while using the photograph as a vehicle to release anguish caused by great losses and by over a year of isolation. What better way to unleash creative juices for the artists and the viewer. There is always the connection of seeing artwork as a context to past experience. We wanted joyous memories to flood the imagination.
We asked the photographers to think about the meaning of “Splash”. We received a variety of answers many of which involve water. Hopefully we engage the audience to imagine their past and future “Splash” moments and hope more than a "Belly Flop” come to mind
Contributors: Paula Tognarelli, Federica Armstrong, Jan Arrigo, Gary Beeber, Meg Birnbaum, Norm Borden, Sally Bousquet, Lora Brody, Joy Bush, Richard
Alan Cohen, L. Aviva Diamond, Alex Djordjevic, Steven Edson, Miren Etcheverry, Kev Filmore, Jennifer Greenburg, Maureen Halderman, Carol Isaak, Leslie Jean-Bart, Roger Carl Johanson, Susan Lapides, Susan Lirakis, Joyce P. Lopez, Bruce Magnuson,
Landry Major, Carol Mathieson, Meryl Meisler, Olga Merrill, Judith Montminy, Rita Nannini, Richard O’Neill, Jaye Phillips, Ann Rosen, Susan Rosenberg Jones, Russ Rowland, Sarah Schorr, Vicky Stromee, Neelakantan Sunder,
Kiyomi Yatsuhashi and Dianne Yudelson.
Publisher: Griffin Museum
Date of publication: 2021
Number of pages: 74