Water is one of those resources we tend to take for granted until we find ourselves without it. During the six months we spent in the California desert, Mr. F and I discovered just how essential its presence was to our psyches and overall happiness. Not only does it nourish us physically, but something about this liquid nurtures our souls. Boston artist Anne Neely explores the importance of waters seen and unseen in her Mopang series.
The series is named after the Mopang Aquifer in Maine which was saved after an attempt to establish an ash dump near it. The artist plunges depths, showing off water’s sparkles and light in her use of color, shape and line.
We are lucky enough to have a beautiful little man-made stream and waterfall running through the backyard of our current rental. Just a few minutes gazing into the clear waters and listening to the splashing instantly calms me. The mere presence of water reminds us of our most basic needs and we relax in its cool calming being.
If you would like to see more of Anne Neely‘s work, please visit her website.
All images are via the artist’s website.