in sand cave #4 FRAMED Collage by Mary Elizabeth Peterson

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Collage: Paper, Acrylic, Ink, monoprint on Paper.

I spend a lot of time near the water. Rivers, lakes, oceans, etc. What I love most about the water is that it always follows its own course. Rivers and streams flow along their course obeying the same hydrodynamic laws that govern the oceans. It begins as a trickle emerging from snowmelt high in the mountains. Along the way, it is jostled and splashed, broken and rejoined by the rounded boulders over which it tumbles. As it makes its way downwards it is joined by more water seeping in from saturated slopes. It fills every pool, bounding over rocks, cascading in waterfalls, growing ever more powerful, uprooting trees and stubborn boulders, and becoming eventually a mighty river flowing inexorably to the sea.

Water is always carving out its own path and continuing ever forward to find the lowest, least resistant point, the most humble path. It doesn’t encounter obstacles, or at least it doesn’t make a big deal out of them. It just reroutes - with seemingly little effort - carving out new pathways and redesigning the topography as it goes.

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.

Art by Mary Elizabeth Peterson.



in sand cave #4 FRAMED

Mary Elizabeth Peterson

United States


Size: 23.5 W x 29.5 H x 2 in

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