My Water Series was inspired by long days of paddling, gazing in the water at the reflections. While exploring Algonquin, I often gaze ahead at the shore in hopes of glimpsing a moose or even more illusive, a bear. On this particular trip, I became fascinated by water, the major constituent of life. We make a habit of breaking camp in the early morning, when the lakes are still smooth as glass.
It is in this stillness that the lucid water creates mirror-like images of the land and sky. Paddling makes concentric circles form. The ripples change the reflections. The adaptability and playfulness of water is a profound metaphor for the fluidity of life. In that moment, I realized the freedom and imaginative depth inherent in the artistic exploration of water.