Marty Kalb

Artist

2007

 

My recent paintings continue a long standing interest

in landscape from my immediate surroundings, distant places of

particular natural beauty and abstractions based on Asian influences.

 

What distinguishes this current group of works is

its focus on waterfalls. Most of the realistic waterfalls are

of places that really exist in Vermont, New York State and Ohio.

The abstract waterfalls were inventions, but they relate

in form and spirit to ancient Chinese paintings. Images of calm

or cascading water offer opportunities for such a diversityof interpretations

 I am never at a loss for ways to use it

to express the extremes of human emotion, or the quieter moments of

philosophical or spiritual contemplation.