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A transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless substance covering over 70% of the earth’s surface, water is essential for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Water takes many forms and purposes during its endless cycle of fog, rain, hail, snow, steam, lake, river, stream and ocean.

Through my images, I depict how soothing, graceful, nourishing, ephemeral, and destructive water can be. Water may be a soothing brook, gently wending its way through a meadow, dappled light emanating over its eddies and shallows, or a many-layered spring-fed waterfall, descending over rock and step, to end in a tranquil pool below. Water can also be wind-whipped and wave-topped, exhibiting all of the force and fury of a winter storm swell as wave meets rocky shore, or an ozone-emanating pop-up summer thunderstorm, temperature-dropping, huge drops leaving darkened clouds as they race to the earth. A required element of the circle of life, water provides sustenance to all.