Artists Turn Water Into Masterpieces (Slideshow)

David Carlson Watering Approach image

Image credit: David Carlson, Betsy Stewart, and Ashraf Fouad, video still from "Watering" (2008).

The myriad and sometimes contradictory qualities of water -- both life-giving and destructive, powerful and serene, a barrier and a bond between people -- make it a fertile subject for fine art, as you'll see in the work of these painters, sculptors, photographers, and other artists, many part of the "Take Me To The River" project, an international artists' collective that uses water as its unifying theme. Their inspiring interpretations of one of life's most basic elements are by turns surprising, humorous, poignant, and just plain pretty -- stroll through our gallery and see for yourself.

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