7 - 11 March 2018
New York, United States of America
WATER IS LIFE
Artist: Sto Len
Why do we continue to endanger our future by polluting water?
How can our attitude towards water change our lives?
In “Water is Life” artist Sto Len asks these questions as he explores water as medium, metaphor and muse.
The title “ Water is Life” references the slogan from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in the U.S. and plays on the Vietnamese word Nước, which has a double meaning of water and country. This exhibition gives voice to a global struggle to maintain clean water by focusing on local waterways and their communities.
Using unconventional printmaking techniques, Sto creates marbled mono prints using pollution found floating in rivers, canals, lakes and streams in New York and Vietnam. Sto believes these bodies of water contain valuable information that we need to document. His prints capture the water’s memories of what has happened there.