Kristen Martincic: Square Pool
Signed and numbered edition of 150 by Kristen Martincic
5 color screenprint on French 100lb cover, 24"x18", 2016
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I grew up swimming and have always been captivated by the stillness of being underwater. This print takes a cross section view of a square pool. It isolates and reduces this environment to its most fundamental elements: the ladder, the container, and the water itself. By bisecting the pool's container, I solidify water, leaving it brimming, uninhabited, and hovering in space.
Kristen Martincic uses swimming pools and objects associated with water to meditate on water's translucency and the act of swimming. She works with traditional print media as well as a hybrid of printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture. Her artwork has been widely shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US as well as in Canada, France and Egypt.