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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Museum of Water

What would a museum of water look like? What artists would be on display? Would the museum be a moveable feast?

Currently on a global tour, this article on the Museum of Water outlines the celebration of the universal solvent by artist Amy Sharrocks where past stops include the UK, Holland, and Western Australia.

Sharrocks has received water contributions in all different forms and vessels: from bottles, shells and pots to frozen snowballs and Arctic ice cores....Sharrocks not only collects the water samples, but also the stories and histories of the people who contribute, and their varying relationships to this universally common substance.

“I’ve spent the best part of 15 years looking at water, and making artworks about it, and people’s relationship to it, and it just goes on,” she said.

“I’ve spoken to so many farmers and ordinary people hand-harvesting grey water from their house, it was the only way to manage a garden, so this sense of carrying buckets, from sinks to gardens, as a daily ritual.”

It’s the chorus of voices around the world, each noticing a different detail, some soft impact of water on their days.”

My contribution would be *clearwater* - water from a deep well I worked on almost 20 years ago.

What would you bring to the museum of water?
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Give me a museum and I'll fill it. 
~Pablo Picasso 

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