Water Connects the World

What is it that connects us? With the daily news filled with the growing war in Iraq, I wished to honor that which connects us all: Water. And so I asked people to gather a bit of water from somewhere that they loved, and painted 47 little honorings for the Water.

Commissioned by the McKnight Foundation for their new headquarters. 2003.

Thanks for the participation of many people around the world who gathered Water and sent it to me in Minneapolis. Thanks to Dean Holzman for construction support.

In 2018 Sandy knew it was right for the Water collected for this installation to return to its essential work of nourishing the World. Please visit the Freeing the Water, An Act of Personal Apology page for more information.