Hannah Watters

Kanawha County

Sculpture

M.F.A. Studio Art (Columbus College of Art and Design)

Website

About Hannah Watters

I begin by creating forms that resemble home to many species; strong, yet
fragile and easily altered. The delicate forms are then infiltrated with oozing textures
and mottled, bruise-like colors that replicate and grow.
I create this work while meditating on what it would be like to be these objects; disposable,
aggressively formed, and infested.
The unfamiliar yet identifiable forms are my interpretation of place within Appalachian
communities. These artifacts depict my experience of growing up in West Virginia and the
pathological presence that I witnessed creeping into the lives of those forced to rely on the coal
industry.
Stress, disease, silence, and vulnerability are being layered upon the landscape and upon the
people by those removed from the process. This work expresses how that damage has settled,
lived, thrived, replicated, and accumulated throughout the Appalachian region.

Biography

Hannah Watters is a cross-disciplinary multimedia maker who grew up in Southern West Virginia. She received her BA from West Virginia State University and her MFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. Hannah creates unfamiliar yet identifiable forms that are her interpretation of place within Appalachian communities. These artifacts depict her experience of growing up in West Virginia and the pathological presence that she has witnessed creeping into the lives of those forced to rely on the coal industry.

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Other Creative Skills

Painting
Mixed Media & Collage

Hannah Watters's Work

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