Pemaquid Watershed Association continues to host the captivating art exhibit by Bath artist “kdb” Dominguez, “Birds of the Wilderland.”
Dominguez is passionate about nature and uses many mediums and techniques to tell the story of the natural world. Nature is her muse and molten beeswax is one of her favorite mediums, used in encaustic painting, which involves many layers of hot wax and pigments. The exhibit also includes stunning environmental art in acrylic, giclees, and photography on canvas, as well as a small but beautiful environmental 2018 calendar.
Dominguez is in year four of a climate change project called “WilderlandMaine,” which began as a one-year project, documenting in art the changes seen in the Kennebec River watershed. Extensive studies have shown the Gulf of Maine is heating up 99.9 percent faster than any other ocean in the world. It means that the fish, living creatures, and plants may also change, shift, and adapt to a warmer environment. Dominguez has taken the opportunity to photograph and document how the shores of the Kennebec River and the beaches look today, exploring nature and photographing and creating incredible, important, and interesting art.
For more information about Dominguez, go to kdbartist.com or kdbwilderland.com/kdb-artist. Purchases through her website or at the PWA office will donate 40 percent of sales to PWA and also support the WilderlandMaine Climate Change Project. This is a win for everyone and the environment.
Located in the organization’s office-gallery at 584 Main St. in Damariscotta, the show is on exhibit through Wednesday, Nov. 22. The gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Since 1966, Pemaquid Watershed Association has been a member-supported, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization. PWA’s mission is to conserve the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula region through land and water stewardship and education. For more information, call 563-2196 or go to pemaquidwatershed.org.