Doubt in Perception
Medium: Mixed Media
Is the glass half full/half empty? Driven by the concept of conveying two sides of things with a visual, ‘Dark Waters’ uses water as a metaphor to explore the duality of the human perception on everyday life.
Water, gentle enough to symbolise purification, rejuvenation and cleansing, yet strong enough to cause death and despair.
The idea of water being crystal clear and even ‘blue’ is typical of many religious and symbolic depictions that shows us water as a source of cleansing or perfection. But water seen in our urban environment is often tinged with mud and silt, colouring it a brackish brown, or grey-green. It is however, still the same life-giving liquid, but tainted by the natural or urban reality.