Her three-year project started with a GoPro and her cousin in a pool. Springfield artist Hannah Bunch experimented with the way light reacted to water, and the photos became the focus of her current series. Fast-forward to today, and the collection offers acrylics, watercolors and photography in all shapes and sizes.
She started the project her senior year at Drury University, and the collection, titled Submerge, now includes more than 200 pieces. Fascinated with light, Bunch usually starts with a photograph that leads to her own spin on the piece. “Life really parallels water in that it is loud and chaotic and uncontrollable up top, but then you really reflect on things and it’s peaceful, just like underwater,” Bunch says.
When she’s not painting pieces for Submerge, Bunch is working with watercolor and photography, participating in fundraising events, teaching private group art classes and working on commissions for clients.