On the first day of the exhibition, a 6 year old girl came to see the work with her mother. At first, she was very shy, but after a while, she started to feel comfortable enough to have conversation with me. I asked what did the water god tell her, and she left a note when she went home.
It reads “I like you a lot. Let’s play together”.
Probably grown-ups do not hear the water god would tell them that he likes them and wants to have fun with them. Yet, the girl could hear so.
She could easily change her idea of water being something to drink to a friend who can play with her.
Other child felt water is awesome. From that moment, water is awesome to him forever.
Another child left a note saying “leave it alone!” These words may be imprinted on his memory after his mother kept repeating many times.
All are fine. In either case, the child has new idea of water in his/her mind.
Some heard the water god said “you can do it” while he gives a wink. For anyone who could hear something from the water god, they would have different sensation next time when they touch water from fountain or drink water from a bottle. If you have any empathy, I am sure you can do it too.
|photo : Yu Nozaki|