Alaska was inspired by the
high contrast of the broken ice floating in the glacier-bound
waters and the densely-wooded cliffs reflected in
the water. The ice seems luminous and unearthly. Weiss
chose this transparent watercolor (all the whites
are the whites of the paper) to represent her work
in 2008 at the Saitama Museum of Art in Saitama, Japan.
It was also in her solo show at the Charles Allis
Art Museum, Milwaukee. The earthy colors are enhanced
by being mounted on rich natural linen. Framed in
gray-washed ash, image size 40" x 26", it
is 47" x 33" overall.