Water is our most precious resource. We come from it and contain it. It cleanses us and sustains us. Without it we cannot survive.
Water is what makes us human. In mythology; naiads, or water nymphs, symbolize the power of water and reminded ancient cultures of its singular importance in everyday life. In these dreamlike photographs, I reflect upon water by immersing female figures surrendering to its literal and figurative depth. The water drenches and absorbs them, allowing these otherworldly women to become buoyant and float free. Only by giving of themselves unconditionally to water—the symbolic amniotic fluid that nourishes and protects us before birth—can they transcend life and move beyond it to become wholly and utterly transcendent.
The images within this portfolio were created in natural and man-made bodies of water in the Omaha area.