Poem & drawings by Lia Embil
Water follows the river bed. It pools in bowls in the earth,
It moves with what it is given. Water does not ask, it takes.
A baby lives in water for 9 months and then drinks water until
A storm is constructed with water, water makes up the juice in a fruit
and the blood in the veins of a dolphin. Water
is air and it is soft and hard and strong and delicate.
Lia Embil is from Istanbul, Turkey, and graduated from Lafayette College in 2017. She is interested in making visible the inner landscapes of humans through the landscapes of nature. She uses found objects and natural materials, as well as documentation through film, photography, and sound. She considers the circulation and importance of all materials and symbols within history. Her works question both the potential collective harmony between humans and nature, as well as the more apparent divide and disconnect.