Observing ice patterns by freezing water
For children aged 8 – 88 🙂
To fully appreciate art it is important to know about the artist. The Water Art project is based on the freezing method of New Zealand artist, Veda Austin.
Veda is of Maori descent. The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand, and have a deep connection to water.
This concept is encompassed here in one of their sayings, ‘Ko ahau te awa, ko te awa ko ahau’ – “I am the river, the river is me”.
Maori believe that all life, including water, has a life-force energy known as ‘Mauri’. From Veda’s perspective, water is a teacher that shares information through patterns as it freezes.
Her passion for water and the visual arts led her to inquire, ‘What can water show us?’. By long term observation, Veda discovered that water freezes in 3 layers.
The first layer shares clear, formative ice patterns. This is the stage she photographs the ice.
The following two stages are when water is transitioning into a solid and they simultaneously freeze over the first ice design.
Veda says that water is a true artist, and everything about this freezing stage is creative.
Veda has become famous for her incredible ice photos, inspiring thousands of people around the world to use her freezing method to learn more about the nature of water.
Veda placed a glass petri dish with water on top of a paper with number 4 written on it and put the petri dish in the freezer.
For her, number 4 appeared as a drawing of ice crystals in the frozen water.
With >10 years of experience and over 38.000 photo examples, one still wonders… How does water do that?
Veda placed a glass petri dish with water on top of a photo of her friend and put the petri dish in the freezer.
This image appeared in the ice crystals of the frozen water.
Fascinating, isn’t it? Are you curious to explore this yourself
Veda placed an Amethyst pyramid in the glass petri dish with water and put the petri dish in the freezer.
The pyramid appeared as a drawing of ice crystals in the frozen water.
What you need:
Water is able to reveal many organic designs as it freezes. What one person might see will likely be different from someone else. Water is the artist, and by using different types of water you’ll discover patterns for yourself.
Water Art is not about replicating Veda’s pictures, but about discovering new ones. You might see designs that look like trees, ferns, flowers, grasses, hexagons, waves, circles and stars. You might observe disordered lines and dots depending on the kind of water you use.
In some cases you might see pictures in your Petri dish. It is important to remember that there is no wrong way to do this.
It is a way of learning about nature using a simple, yet cutting edge method.
These are patterns specific to different kinds of water.
Top left quadrant: Source water; top right quadrant: rain water; bottom left; tap water, bottom right; filtered water
Veda always says:
“Art is the heart of water’.
Symbols in ice that Veda has identified doing repeated tests. at least 50 times per hydroglyph.
Veda investigated how water would respond to her thought.
Veda lives near the ocean, and was thinking of a sailboat..
Let’s have a look at a live video recording of what then happened inside her fridge.
Is it my imagination that I see water creating a sailboat?
What do you see?
On Earth over 80% of fresh water is polluted.
Worldwide ongoing pollution of water proves that among the Homo-Sapiens species, conscious awareness is too low related to:
(A) the fact that water is the source of all life, and
(B) the impact polluted water has on health, and their survival as species.
Inspiring water education is urgent in every country.
How can we give water education to an 8yr old student in an easy to understand, fun and inspiring way?
The World Water Community is all about making a positive impact in the world and bridging the water knowledge gap through water education.
Creating Water Art crystallography images is easy, fun, and educational. It teaches us to experience water in a new way.
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The World Water Community provides:
“Just as we can feel when someone admires us, so can water.”
“Water shows you what it looks like in its natural state.”
“Observe the patterns the water wants you to see.”
“Don’t expect the water to create images on demand.”
“Water is free to choose.”
“Demanding water to do what you want, works just as well as demanding of someone that they love you.”