Water Alter - Elemental Sculpture Show 2017

My new piece for "Elemental Sculpture" is a Water Alter. It was made by hauling stones from War Creek one by one. It was a dry creek bed so these stones were worn smooth by water and hold the memories of water. It was inspired by Grandma Aggie of the 13 indigenous grandmothers. I watched countless hours of footage of her speaking for the water. I then took some of her quotes and painted them on the rocks as they flow around the circle in water painted on the stones. The vessel in the center is a found object from the metal drive here, so it is salvaged.... It was perfect! While it is in the gallery viewers are prompted to write prayers for the water and place it in the circle of stones. Hopefully it will be full of prayers!

Water Alter

Water Alter

Confluence Gallery - Elemental sculpture 2017

Confluence Gallery - Elemental sculpture 2017