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We Are The Water by Sonja Hinrichsen

By Kira Heuer

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In tune with the joyful snow season we’re sharing this piece by Sonja Hinrichsen entitled ‘We Are The Water’. The Oakland-based artist creates a series of works that recreate the original flow of the Yampa River and its 4 main tributaries. The river is now dammed and the valley is filled with water. In a 4-hour effort she walked with a group of volunteers across the lake on snowshoes to create a pattern of a general stream as well as paying tribute to the moods of water, as its flow may be slow or fast, rough or smooth, straight or meandering, whirling in circles and racing down rapids! The piece was photographed from an airplane the day after the event…

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