Please visit the exhibition online at University Collections at McCalla or in person, at 525 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, Indiana.
Text courtesy University Collections.
Ebb and Flow is a two-person collaborative exhibition by painter/photographer Betsy Stirratt and printmaker Tracy Templeton. Exploring sites in Indiana for the last several years, the artists searched for and documented little-known places where water is central to the landscape and culture.
Ebb and Flow captures some of the waterways and mineral springs in the region. Much of Indiana’s history has been affected by the availability, movement, redirection, and innate properties of water. A chemical compound essential for life, water has medicinal and healing properties. It also has the power to carve stone and move earth. Some images address the history of these sites, with objects related to late-19th- and early-20th-century industry of area mineral springs, while others look at the history of tourism in these locations.