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Artist: Brittany Waters

Exhibition: #MoreThanASandbox

Media: Ceramics, Video Installation

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

Instagram: @artbywaters

Britney Waters is a currently a fourth year studying towards getting her BFA in Sculpture here at CSULB. She is from Sacramento and was inspired by California and its beaches. After graduation she would like to go for her masters.

Waters took a lot of time and effort into creating this installation. She explained to us that each of her clay turtles took about 2-3 hours to make because of how intricate they are. The gallery was surrounded by pictures on the wall detailing her process. She also set the scene in her installation by pouring sand all over the floor in one section and places the turtles in a specific place. Waters transformed that gallery into a beautiful tropical paradise equipped with its own beach chair. She stated that she hopes this gallery helps people realize that the ocean is more than a sandbox, its somebody’s home.

I really liked this installation even though I’m not a huge fan of the beach and it’s sand. It made me realize that we need to appreciate nature more.