Description This is a panorama extending from the Ashley River, the Battery and White Point Gardens, the mansions of South Battery and Meeting Street, highlighting historic church steeples--St. Michael's, St. Philip's., First Scots', Citadel Square, Circular Congregational, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Second Presbyterian, French Huguenot Church, Old Public Market Hall, even a statue of John C. Calhoun looming larger than true! The Cooper River and the Ravenel Bridge span the upper length of the image. 'Where the Ashley and the Cooper come together to form the Atlantic Ocean'
Deborah Reeves, Charleston SC Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement I am a native Charlestonian and have spent most of my life in the SC lowcountry. I've drawn, painted, and created with various materials as far back as I can remember, including sculpting with wet cement with my bare hands when I was 7 and nobody was looking. In my formal education, I studied ancient things--languages, history, architecture, archeology, and, yes, art. This took me to the shores of the Mediterranean: Israel, Italy, Greece, and Tunisia. I took art lessons, from some of the finest local artists. However, I believe I have forgotten everything I ever learned from anybody anywhere, and am working on what comes naturally again. I have been making a living from my artwork since 1995, after reentering the passion in 1989. Charleston is my theme--I love the pattern of architectural shapes in various lights and the iconic images of my home city. From the study of ancient and exotic things and places, I have turned to my own roots and environment, hoping to share my vision and memories.