“Water is precious and sacred…it is one of the basic elements needed for all life to exist.”
Anishinawbe grandmother, Josephine Mandamin who has walked around the Great Lakes, has said “As women, we are carriers of the water. We carry life for the people. So when we carry that water, we are telling people that we will go any lengths for the water.”
Water symbolizes continuity of life and on-going flow of time.
Earth shifts and makes room for water to make its way, from tiny creeks to streams, to rivers and to seas, and above and below.
Water flows into every crevices of the earth, seeps deep beneath. Like earth, water brings life into our body.
My beloved friend once told me “we are the water”. This body of work is my way of honoring and welcoming the wisdom of water.