Eva Sköld Westerlind
Low Tide #34, 2020
Archival pigment print
11 x 14.5 inches, framed to 16 x 20 inches
Edition 2 of 5
Retail value $600
© and courtesy Eva Sköld Westerlind
For the last several years, the focus of Sköld Westerlind’s art has been creating close-up nature scenes. She has been photographing melting snow forms and capturing floating leaves and water surface reflections in lakes and streams with an underwater camera.
The natural settings that she investigates and photographs for the “Low Tide” series are the Salish Sea beaches and tide pools. In her search for organic forms in the intertidal zone, she is enchanted by the patterns and colors that are revealed when the tide leaves marine algae and sea creatures exposed in pools and on beaches.
Eva Sköld Westerlind is a Seattle-based fine art photographer and a graduate of the University of Stockholm, Sweden, and the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. She was represented by G. Gibson Gallery for fifteen years. Sköld Westerlind’s art has been exhibited in several Northwest galleries and museums, as well as in Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, California, Idaho, and Sweden. Her photographs are included in collections at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Public Utilities, King County Arts Collection, Microsoft, University of Washington Medical Center, City of Tacoma, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in Texas as well as in several institutions in Sweden.
Her book of photographs, Melt, was published by Pine Needle Books in 2015. Her work is included in Poetics of Light: Contemporary Pinhole Photography by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer, Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 2014. In December 2001, Harper’s Magazine published three of her images. She twice received the Artist Trust GAP Award.