The works presented here look at historic figures, mythology, and objects related to the history of water. Water-related events have been captured in countless creation myths and stories. These include many cultural tales that try to describe how a specific body of water was created or that attempt to grasp water’s chaotic and sometimes violent nature.
Through these more historical understandings, it is clear that water, as a substance and entity, has been viewed as transcendent and should be honored and revered for its power and mysticism. In comparison, today many events involving water include natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and tropical storms, as well as man-made catastrophes such as oil spills and acid rain. In these works, I explore various cultures to gather particular understandings of water’s place in history in order to understand their contemporary situation with greater perspective.