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Water Rites:

Water is an essential constant in human endeavor: birthing, sustaining and quenching human life. Water may be relaxing, playful and horrifying. Water rituals are found in great variety throughout human cultures; most share the utilization of methods and symbols to evoke transcendence through a familiar action. Though these practices differ in form, consideration of the sacred in the everyday experience unifies the individual with global themes of life and death, cleansing and renewal. The paintings in Water Rites present images from commonly shared experience with references to both life-sustaining and life-threatening moments, opening a space of exploration.

#5, 2009
watercolor on paper
30" x 44"
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
4' x 2'
2011
untitled 12
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011
painting, water rites, rebecca hamm
acrylic on panel
2' x 2'
2011