Our long history with drinking water has led to building 3 dams and reservoirs to meet our water demands in the City of Santa Barbara, Montecito and Goleta. It seems dams and reservoirs are not the ultimate solution to water management, and these 3 dams are our "Last Straw".
These paintings also reference our recent ban on drinking straws (2018), which will help mitigate our plastic solution.
5x7 Gouache, 11x14 framed
Juncal Dam as a Teacup
"Juncal Dam as a Teacup."This conceptual piece shows the size and era of Jameson Lake and Juncal Dam which is our second oldest (1911) water reservoir in Santa Barbara County,. It's size and style of teacup is in relation to the Gibraltar Dam (1910) (stacked teacups) and Lake Cachuma 1940. (Jadeite Batter Bowl).