A transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless substance covering over 70% of the earth’s surface, water is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Water takes many forms and purposes in its endless cycle of fog, rain, hail, snow, steam, lake, river, stream and ocean.
My inspiration for imaging water in representational and abstract ways, is to depict how soothing, graceful, nourishing, ephemeral, and destructive it can be in its many natural forms. Water can 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, 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. An essential element of life and the circle of life, water provides sustenance to all.