The paper used in Water Body is heavy-weight to handle the strong currents in mountain streams.
“Water is the source of all life, life’s matrix and fecundity; it overflows into everything, it moves everywhere. We are fundamentally water: muscled water.”
Emile Conrad Daoud
The work in this exhibit investigates water – its physical properties and symbolic meanings. The human body is the subject of these explorations.
The liquidity of ink represents the properties of water. It runs, drips, bleeds, and stains. Water finds a path around anything, it’s transparent fluidity absorbing and eroding.
Waters are associated with the continual flux of life, with the unconscious, forgetfulness; waters dissolve, purify, wash away and regenerate.
Anne Scheid, 2009