It's Not a Moment, It's a Movement

It's Not a Moment, It's a Movement

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Most of my artwork is about looking on and beneath the surface. No matter how many times you look at it there will always be something new to find. Water exists in so many different forms: oceans, lakes, rivers, ponds, etc. Throughout all these different forms, water is the necessary unifying variable. It is a never-ending, always changing subject and reacts in different ways when it is manipulated by a human, object, or natural force. The shapes and textures water creates are never 2 of the same and we as humans need to learn from the movement of water because it has the power to heal and nourish us or consume and destroy us. Just like water, there are so many different kinds of people with unique differences, interests, bodies, abilities, and skin. One thing they all have in common is they are all human beings. Each and every one of us move and act in different ways, especially with the manipulation of society, and just like water, society and our culture is always ebbing and flowing. There is always something to be uncovered within each and every one of us, you just need to look and listen. The second there is a disruption, it can cause an uproar. These uproars help us educate us as to what is happening around us. Learn the ways of these disruptions with every crashing wave and how to save each other from being taken under into the riptides. For some of us, it seems like we are cruising down a lazy river just living life with no disruptions, but on the same river there are people experiencing the crushing weight of white water rapids. Right now, we all need to open our eyes and see what is right in front of us and save each other from going under. Capturing an image of uncontrollable forces in nature or time reveals an unknown beauty. My work strives to capture something that is in flux, the often-unrealized beauty in common objects at a certain moment in time, or a movement in history.

It's Not a Moment, It's a Movement

Cathleen Ficht
by Cathleen Ficht
media: fountains & water features
year: 2020
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tags: atmosphere , ecosystems , education & awareness , extreme weather , oceans & seas , sea water rise , water , activism

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