Help for the rivers and oceans
Indispensable to life, present in myriad forms on the planet, water is an element that still holds many mysteries. As the untameable, essential source of all life, water has always fascinated and inspired Frédéric Back, and it holds an important place in his work. Simultaneously cloud, rain, crystal, glacier, river and ocean, water shifts constantly between states as it moves through the landscape, influencing the climate and with time, sculpting the earth itself. It was in water that life first appeared and it was there it evolved before exploding into an infinite number of species, each with extraordinary adaptations. "A world of transparency, reflection, harmonious encounters, fierce struggle and shimmering synchronicity," the aquatic world constitutes "an incredible chain of life from plankton to the blue whale."