An unusual art lovers book that explores the many magical aspects of water in a collection of poetical and philosophical writings, paintings and sculpture by Francesca Profili.
What do you know about water? You may think there isn’t much to know about such a common, simple thing as water, yet scientists tell us we have yet to really understand its properties. Water is an enigmatic life-sustaining substance full of secrets and paradoxes. Transparent yet visible, over the centuries it seeped into mythical, philosophical and religious imagery as well as our common figures of speech.
This fascinating and unusual book proposes a different way to understand the multi-faceted mystery of water. Its author, Francesca Profili, is an artist who sculpts masks and paints images on them to express the many faces of reality: the things that are less apparent, concealed, masked.
In On the Face of the Waters, her truly unique artwork and inspiring, informative, at times exquisitely poetic text combine to explore the many aspects of water in a profoundly moving way. After diving into Profili’s spellbinding world, you will surface with an entirely new perception and appreciation of the “stuff of life.”