‘Home Sweet Home’ watercolors explore stories of structures
Published: Jun 22, 2013
Home Sweet Home, an exhibition featuring watercolor paintings and architectural models by Nastassia Pratt, opened on Thursday evening at Popopstudios Gallery.
Pratt, a curatorial assistant at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas who is studying architecture, says she finds the negative and positive spaces created by structures interesting.
“I create watercolor paintings predominantly with architectural structures as the subject matter because buildings tend to tell a story and I enjoy hearing these stories,” said Pratt in her artist statement.
“Older, historic residential buildings inspire me and I have found that my watercolor paintings and models are great mediums for continuing the narrative of how a structure functioned in the past, its present use and what it will become.
“I believe that engaging with the architectural landscape through my art places the responsibility of an architectural historian on my shoulders, a responsibility that I gladly embrace and enjoy.”
The exhibition is being held to raise funds to help complete her studies in architecture.
She says her work at the NAGB has exposed her to an array of research and writing opportunities about art and architecture.
“This, in turn, has stirred an interest in architectural history and technology, interests that I plan to explore at the postgraduate level,” says Pratt.
“I am very excited about the future of architecture, technology and what history has to teach us about the built environment and ourselves.”
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