“Water, whether still or in motion, has so great an attraction for the lover of nature, that the most beautiful landscape seems scarcely complete without it. There are no effects so fascinating as those produced by the reflexions in nature’s living mirror, with their delicacy of form, ever fleeting and changing, and their subtle combinations of colour.“ Montagu Pollock - Light and Water: A Study of Reflexion and Colour in River, Lake and Sea, 1903
Whether in a reflection of the world in its surface, the diffraction and distortion of light in its depths, or in a single raindrop. It can stand on its own, or become a metaphor for life.
In both our conscious and unconscious minds, water can open a window on our hopes, dreams, and fears. Its surface can be calm, but also holds the possibility of turbulence and destruction. The works in this exhibit show a range of methods and metaphorical uses of water and its reflections in printmaking.