Forms drawn from water
Respected Durban artist Bernice Stott is hosting a solo exhibition, Liquid Light: Forms Drawn From Water, reflecting on the social and symbolic value of water, which opens at artSPACE durban on Monday 8 September where it runs until 27 September.
Seventy one percent of the Earth is blue- covered in water. Today, water has become a saleable commodity known as the "Blue Gold of the future" and is third in line to oil in its economic value. Our sixth great extinction of life on earth will arise through water shortage.
In this exhibition the artist is attempting to represent water's liquidity in solid form-sculpture, when photography is more closely able to do this through the medium's ability to capture light. In reflecting on water's social and symbolic value, the work alludes to the mystique of water to precipitate a fresh reverence for it.
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