Raleigh-based artist Julie Anne Greenberg is fascinated by storm systems, and by humankind’s attempts to name, personify and predict them.
“There is an attempt to identify, categorize, and understand each system, and we still find ourselves powerless against these sublime forces. Each storm becomes a meditation for the many things that are out of our hands but that we try so desperately to control.”
—Julie Anne Greenberg
In opposition to this mode of thought, Greenberg allows unpredictability to drive her silkscreening process. Her technique hinges on the seemingly spontaneous paths that water droplets take as they trickle through sand onto glass sheets. The surprising textures and patterns created by the interaction of water and sand are photo exposed to silkscreens and then printed onto prepared paper, guiding Greenberg as she cuts individual pieces and composes the larger storm.