The Tao of Water is a visual reflection on various ways of seeing water. It is an attempt to go beyond appearances to capture the direct experience of water in its myriad manifestations.
Photographed over a period of two years among the rivers and streams of Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, The Tao of Water explores the spirit and multi-faceted nature of water.
Zen Master Dogen said: Water is neither strong nor weak, neither wet nor dry, neither moving nor still, neither cold nor hot, neither being nor nonbeing, neither delusion nor enlightenment.
Physically, water is made up of two odorless and tasteless gases that, when brought together, form H2O. But water is not oxygen, and it is not hydrogen. It is what D.H. Lawrence called “the third thing.” The third thing is not strong,weak,wet, dry, moving, still, cold or hot, being or nonbeing, delusion or enlightenment.
Then what is the hidden universe of water? What is the Way—the Tao—of water? What is its reality?