Poets and Pragmatists

Elena and I developed The Wave Interactive Public Art Project in 2011 to emphasize the importance of water in our lives and to illustrate through the creation of visually stunning installations how we are all connected by our mutual need for this vital resource.

In addition to cutting pieces of The Wave, participants at Wave events are often asked to complete prompts that elicit their personal memories connected to and associations with water.  On December 12, 2014, hundreds of individuals of all ages and abilities contributed to The Wave and filled out our water prompts at the Mandell Jewish Community Center (MJCC) in West Hartford, CT. Images of The Wave installation at the MJCC were included in our last blog post on December 18, 2014. Here are some poignant, poetic and practical thoughts on water.

 Water feels like dreams flowing through your fingers. The tears of the clouds, they fall from the sky.


Water feels like dreams flowing through your fingers. The tears of the clouds, they fall from the sky.

 Water feels like floating in outer space for eternity.


Water feels like floating in outer space for eternity.

 Water feels like a flag because its smooth.


Water feels like a flag because its smooth.

 Water feels soft.


Water feels soft.

 Water is soothing.


Water is soothing.

 Water is a liquid.


Water is a liquid.

 Water is very, very wet.


Water is very very wet.

 I like water because its wavy (sic)


I like water because its wavey (sic)

 I like water because it makes things grow. I can make hot chocolate with it. It keeps me hydrated.


I like water because it makes things grow. I can make hot chocolate with it. It keeps me hydrated.

 I like water because it keeps us alive and there are so many fun things to do with it.


I like water because it keeps us alive and there are so many fun things to do with it.

 

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