What we have here is a art piece for a show with unusual concept on what is means to be a terrestrial being. I thought about this for a while before I chose my subject. Anyone who knows me knows that water has always been a battle. We lived in the country when I was very young and without a well. It was hard to get water so I learned early an appreciation for water conservation. Later we have a well but the water is high in minerals that the plants in my garden don’t like so water treatment is a must. Without water all things living will die so it’s impossible to live without.
When we send missions into space to explore other planets the water is the first thing we look for or some sign that it was there. We don’t look for gold or silver first – it’s always water because that is what can support life as we know it. Hence my photo so freely letting the water flow. To the left I overlay the lack of water and to the right I overlay the life it brings. It may be aquatic versus terrestrial but without the aquatic the terrestrial life can not be.
The above picture wasn’t easy to get clamping a garden hose to a light stand and trying to not get my camera wet as I held the shutter remote in my mouth!
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The show promises to be a very interesting one featuring the artwork of Bay Area environmental artist Cindy Cleary. Exhibit dates from October 8 – Nov 7 from 4-6pm. Hope to see you there!