Poolside: The Wading Pool, 2nd ed. is more complete body of work from the Poolside series. All images are cropped to a square format but one still feels the movement of the water and the pool toys as they drift over the surface. The original images were taken on 809 Polaroid Film using an 8x10 pinhole camera. Exposures were over 2 minutes each.
Marita Gootee is a Professor of Art at Mississippi State University. Her work was included in the 2008 “Women to Watch” Invitational at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. She was a featured artist in the September 2008 issue of MORE magazine. Notable jurors such as Elizabeth Ferrer, John Yood, Lilly Wei and Nina Felshin have selected her four times for inclusion into the Mississippi Invitational at the Mississippi Museum of Art that showcases the state’s most significant contemporary artists.