The Story Behind My "Abstract" Series

"Endurance" by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish

I have always believed in the healing power of water, long before I discovered Dr. Masaru Emoto’s groundbreaking 2005 book, The Hidden Messages in Water.

In his book, Dr. Emoto details his experiments conducted on water molecules that show how human thoughts and intentions can physically alter the molecular structure of water. Using high-speed photography, Dr. Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal significant differences in form and color when concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water exposed to positive words displayed bright, complex, and organized snowflake patterns. In contrast, water exposed to negative thoughts displayed incomplete and disorganized forms in dull colors. 

Additionally, a 2006 study conducted by the Institute of Noetic Sciences based on Dr. Emoto's work found that water “treated” with intention can affect ice crystals formed from that water. 1

Just think: if 60% of the human body is water, how might we be able to affect not only ourselves but each other through positive thoughts and words? 

In my Abstract Series, I attempt to capture the wonder and peace that water brings to us in its many forms: the calming flow of it gently caressing stones in quiet riverbeds, the sparkle of sunlight and moonlight-accented ripples across a vast ocean, the awesome power of rhythmic waves falling into the shore.

There are perhaps no greater comforts of nature than the myriad combinations of water and light. They are a reminder of God’s power so eloquently expressed by the psalmist in Psalm 42:7:

“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.”; simple swells in a pool, glittering in a morning sunrise; the romance inherent in the sinking sun as it falls into the wet horizon on a lake….

My Abstract Series showcase these reminders, and I hope and pray they bring serenity and solace to all who see them.



Top image: Endurance by Sarah Lee Gossett Parish.
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1 "Double-blind test of the effects of distant intention on water crystal formation" Petaluma, CA and Tokyo, Japan.