Bill Viola on the Weightless World Under Water (+ 7 Others Who Take the Plunge, Too)

“I fell in a lake during a holiday with my family when I was six years old. I didn’t hold on to my floater when I went into the water and I went right to the bottom and I experienced weightlessness and a profound visual scene that I never forgot: it was like a dream and blue and light, and I thought I was in heaven as it was the most beautiful thing I had seen.” —Bill Viola

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At right, view fellow artists who find a similar beauty beneath the surface.