2ab Long Lines, Annette Bellamy, ceramic, twine, 144" x54"x 32", 2010, $8,000
Long Lines is about how we continue to catch a fish with a hook and line. It is about enduring work that continues to be a part of the human experience. Hooks are twisted and turned and others remaining in their original circle shape. They hold a history of use and stories of the fish caught. This piece is inspired by my years of commercial fishing in Alaska, long lining for halibut and gill netting and seining for salmon.
3ab Food Chain, Annette Bellamy, halibut, sablefish, salmon (including smoked salmon skins) 36" x 21.5", 2017, $1,400
Anchorage Museum, Alaska (solo exhibition); Downey Museum of Art, California; New Bedford Museum of Art, Massachusetts; Alaska State Museum, Juneau (solo exhibition); Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska (solo exhibition); Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts (solo exhibition); Bunnell Street Art Center (solo exhibition), Homer, Alaska; University of Alaska, Soldotna; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska; Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage; Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Fairbanks; Burris Hall, Highland University, Las Vegas, New Mexico; Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio; Art and Architecture Gallery, Seattle, Washington (solo exhibition); Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount Univerisity, Los Angeles, California.
I am an artist and a fisherwoman. Life on the water and life making art fuel each other. I value the physicality of both as well as the dependence upon my hands, the importance of timing, the work ethic and tools required, and the reflection afforded.