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Water Senses has emerged from the outcomes of research, collaboration and fieldwork based around the concept of ‘water memory’ in relation to Glenade Lough, North Leitrim. In developing the work Le Gear has meticulously archived her sensory engagement with the mystical, mythical and metaphysical forces that act upon and interact with water on Earth. Making a set of seven water remedies from the waters of the Lough, she has created these panaceas from rarities such as the essence of the last brown bears in Ireland and the story of the Dobhar-chú. Implicit in Le Gear’s work is the idea that water is an element deserving of much greater consideration than is currently given by mankind. Water is altered by everything that has passed through it, in its chemical as well as alchemical nature and in its capacity to influence us. These forms and emotions, which have passed through the water, are also held within it. The water and ice remedies that she has created are for the water bodies themselves initially and then in turn for people, promoting healing in both. The water remedies are a way of drawing out the layers of embodied energy that are held within the water itself, each remedy interacting with the energy of the human body in a unique and positive manner.
Water Senses is a boxed publication which contains a unique water remedy, booklet, series of postcards and a map. First edition print of 100. Designed by Pure Designs.
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Water Senses is supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts and Disability Ireland. Also kindly supported by Leitrim Sculpture Centre, The Model, Sligo and Leitrim County Council