Hurricane Art - "Waterspout " An Etching from the Hurricane Hugo Storm Series

September is the peak season for hurricanes in Charleston. Tornado damage in SC from Tropical Storm Fay last week and the strengthening of new storm systems in both the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean have alerted locals to the danger of these storms. Many new residents of the Lowcountry have never weathered a hurricane.
I'm posting photos of storm damage from Hurricane Hugo and the etching "Waterspout" from the Hurricane Hugo Storm Series as visual reminders of the powerful destructive forces in all hurricanes.

Variable wiped zinc plate etching on rives BFK paper
Image size: 27.5" x 25.5"
Framed size: 39" x 32"
Price: $450.00

"Waterspout" is one of 12 etchings in a series created from storm damaged zinc printing plates of my impressions from Hurricane Hugo. The etchings have been exhibited as a group show "The Storm Series" in Charleston, SC and individually at the University of South Carolina Aiken's Etherredge Fine Arts Center and The Piccolo Spoleto Juried Print Exhibition at the Old Charleston Jail.

Although my family evacuated our home on the Isle of Palms for Hurricane Hugo, we underestimated the storms strength by staying in Mt. Pleasant,SC. We were lucky. Only our property was damaged. Next time we won't wait to evacuate much farther inland!

1 comment:

Katherine Muschick Schneider said...

More Hurricane artwork may be see by clicking on the Art Category "Hurricane Art" in the list at the right of this page.


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