Water is essential to life. How is it then that human beings are so careless when it comes to keeping water clean for drinking? How can money be more important than pure, unpolluted water? I have been pondering these questions for over thirty-five years.
Recently these thoughts about the precarious situation humans are creating for the world water supply prompted me to express my fears, my questions, and my reverence for water in installations of photos, videos, and light sculptures. Browse to find out more:
The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson
CBS broadcast Interview with the author
April 3, 1963
"We still talk in terms of conquest. We still haven't become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. Man's attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature.
"But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself. The rains have become an instrument to bring down from the atmosphere the deadly products of atomic explosions. Water, which is probably our most important natural resource, is now used and re-used with incredible recklessness.
"Now, I truly believe, that we in this generation, must come to terms with nature, and I think we're challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves."