The surface of water is constantly moving, you have to keep your focus on its surface to see its present form. It shapes and is shaped by its container. Concentrating on every ripple, shimmer, wave, foam, or floating object as it moves on to new forms through space and time. Water is an easy thing to see how you can stay in the present by skimming the surface to detect every new form it takes, but it is also a surface that is seductive and dangerous and one that is easy to get lost in. Where the water is shallow it becomes transparent, colored by light and anything in the water. When it is shallow you can also see life and objects through the water, but the water refracts light, while the surface reflects light, distorting the object you see. Even shallower water, such as puddles in a city, collect oil, soak trash, smooths surfaces, and makes them shimmer; every surface begins to shine with light––sometimes barely perceptible, other times blindingly.
The work pictured was displayed in Vienna at Franz Josef Kai 3 in June 2014.