The Memory of Waters
The four-year drought in California, a result partly of shifting climate patterns and global warming, brought home our critical dependence on water use and waste. It is a strong contrast to the flowing Hirub stream at Behta Pani. These paintings, in two suites, are homage to blessing of water along with their deeper unconscious roots in the human psyche.
It is as the great 20th Century French philosopher and phenomenologist, Gaston Bachelard wrote in his incredible book, Water and Dreams (Pegasus Foundation, 1983):
A being dedicated to water is a being in flux. He dies every minute: something of his substance is constantly falling away…