How appropriate to name a building the Lightcatcher in the Pacific Northwest. The building has a translucent wall that is 37 feet high and 180 feet long.
While visiting the Lightcatcher building, part of the Whatcom Museum complex in Bellingham WA, I was introduced to the work of Norma Bassett Hall, a printmaker born in 1888 in Portland OR. She was a founding member of the Prairie printmakers and built and independent career as an artist alongside her husband. But what impressed me the most was that she had these words about her work:
“My ambition is to make my prints speak of peace and tranquility in the troubled world, of joy in simple things, of harmony and beauty.” —Norma Bassett Hall, 1934
Hard to believe this was written in 1934, it could have been written today.
Here’s to harmony, beauty and of course light!