I am intrigued by the infinite characteristics of surfaces especially as they represent boundaries. They can be reflective, receptive, malleable, impenetrable, soft, coarse, tense or yielding, metaphorical or literal, even mathematical, transparent or opaque. Surfaces are also shaped or influenced by other surfaces layered over them. This project explores the interplay of boundaries and surfaces as an invitation to meditate on relationships between them.
Cassandra Goldwater uses photography to wrestle with current events and histories both personal and political. Past projects have used material culture to represent family systems and toys and dolls as archetypes for health care and other political issues. While many of her images combine found objects, she is also drawn to the interplay of the natural environment and imagination.
Her photographs have been shown in multiple Photography Ateliers, at the Davis Orton Gallery, a juried student show at the DeCordova Museum, the Bedford Library juried show, Lexington Open Studios, and the SE Center for Photography.
Ms. Goldwater studied photography at the DeCordova Museum, the New England School of Photography and the New Hampshire Institute of Arts and Science. She has also taken workshops at the Santa Fe Workshop with Cig Harvey, the North Country Workshops with Sean Kernan, as well as the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Her commentary on the photographic work of Jennette Williams and Jellen van Meene appears in the Women’s Review of Books.