On Friday, March 8th, 2024, a new series of paintings by Naperville artists Jaime and Michael Foster will debut at Water Street Studios in Batavia. The name of this two-person show is Fragile Tension.

As the days grow darker and history roars back with a vengeance, we ask ourselves… can we stay positive against overwhelming odds? How can we feel hope when it appears all hope is lost? Over 40 new works by Jaime and Michael will represent the fragile relationship humankind has with the natural world and the tension we endure when that relationship is off-balance.

Organically abstract, Jaime’s work simultaneously resembles vast glacial landscapes and intricate microscopic patterns. She is fascinated by our relationship with nature and our environment, both positively and negatively, and how this affects society on an emotional level. Much of Michael’s work involves coming to terms with the abundance of technology-driven information overload we casually experience in modern-day society. He creates post-modern works visually representing data in its raw form, existing within multiple theoretical spacetime dimensions.

Friday March 8th, 2024
6 pm to 9 pm

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The Art of Ecopsychology and Biodiversity

Jaime’s work simultaneously resembles vast glacial landscapes and intricate microscopic patterns.


Jaime Foster is an interdisciplinary artist, living in the Chicagoland area. She is interested in the relationship we have with nature and our environment, both positively, negatively and how this affects us on an emotional level. Her paintings feed off the fascination she has with Ecopsychology, Conservation and Biodiversity. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her photographs and paintings are displayed in private collections, as well as public.


The natural elements which flow from an emotional outpouring create fractal natural patterns that draw the viewer into a world each viewer translates through their own perception of the natural world.

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