Water Ways 1
2023
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 10
2024
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 11
2023
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 12
2023
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 9
2024
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 5
2024
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 13
2024
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 14
2024
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
24" x 60"
Water Ways 15
2024
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
24" x 72"
Water Ways 8
2024
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 6
2023
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
20" x 60"
Water Ways 16
2024
Recycled maps, nautical charts, foil and acrylics
24" x 48"
Water Ways 2
2023
Recycled maps, nautical charts and acrylics
24" x 48"
Water Ways 3
2023
Mixed media on paper: recycled maps, nautical charts, ink and acrylics
5" x 15"
Water Ways 4
2023
Mixed media on paper: recycled maps, ink and acrylic
6" x 14"
WATER WAYS - Artist’s Statement

Julia Coash’s mixed media paintings combine recycled maps, nautical charts, and water media, juxtaposing wet against dry as a means of exploring the tensions between material and soluble forms in our world. These works are influenced by water phenomena and dangers to them, from rising sea levels to overloaded atmospheric rivers. Strong gestural marks energize the surfaces, suggesting aquatic movement, while circular shapes allude to both the micro and macroscopic such as: atoms, bubbles or planetary phenomena. Interwoven marks both emerge and are submerged, suggesting both meander maps and the ebb and flow of water levels. Themes of interconnection are explored through the play between positive and negative shapes and visual rotation. This dynamic expresses the delicate balance between land and water on our fragile planet.




21 C Museum Installation
2024
https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/museum/exhibit/h20/
"H20", Painting Center, Dec. 2023
Water Signals
2022
mixed media collage on board: recycled maps and paint
12" x 12" each