Tidal Breaths: Wakonda Beach in Winter A photo series by Kate Malone Kimmich Opening Saturday, September 17th 5-8pm
The ocean is a prolific storyteller. Each tidal breath features a unique narrative, at once autobiographical and a living biography of what the sea contains and connects. One luminous winter weekend on the Oregon Coast's Wakonda and Tillicum Beaches, the tide laid bare particularly striking formations: revealing the past; recording the day; foretelling tomorrow.
This coastal photo collection is a love story for the mountains and all the wilder spaces that buoy me. Capturing and working with the images in this series has transformed how I view sand and the coast and altered how place informs my sense of wellbeing.
Thank you to my dear friend and artist, Erinn Kathryn, for encouraging me to exhibit these photos and guiding me throughout this project.
This show is dedicated to Barry Jude Portman and Jeffrey Adrian Schumacher, two brilliant, fun, nature-loving, one-of-a-kind humans who enriched my life immeasurably.
Kate Malone Kimmich became enamored with wild places as a child in upstate New York and has nurtured her adventurous spirit living alongside the mountains, waters, and deserts of California, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, and Peru.
Kate earned her BA in History from Stanford University (where she once inherited Reese Witherspoon’s photography studio locker) and her MS in Nutrition from Montana State University. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a focus in food systems and nutrition education. She works full-time as a mama raising two young citizens with her husband and extended family in Portland, Oregon. Sleep deprivation has caused her to forget almost everything. This is her first solo art show.
All photos are available as limited-edition prints. Mounted prints from Pushdot Studio in Portland.