Travel and Study
For the past eight years, multimedia artist Betsy Damon has been creating metaphors and images of relationships between humans and water, studying how water functions to give and support life. Damon was awarded $2,500 toward eight weeks of travel in China. She plans to visit a sacred water site in China to document the site, interview area residents and work with Dr. Mitchell Xiao, a biochemist at the Cheng Du University of Science and Technology. She'll compile imagery, myths and scientific information which will result in installation works, a book and a film which explores water sites in the world.