In his book Liquid Life, William la Fleur details how Japanese Buddhists honor miscarried, still born and abortioned children. These beings are thought of as ‘water children’ who,- after experimenting with taking human form in the womb,- return, or are returned, to the formless state of pure possibility. In Japan, people commemorate their water children in public places, often bringing toys and siblings. This series of seven water images commemorate water children in Western Culture;- unborn, unnamed and unknown. The images were recorded by Paul Ryan using a range of in-camera techniques for observing water such as negative color field. Amir Husak assisted with the video editing and designed and composed the sound. Video editing techniques include creating symmetric formats for water flow and altering the speed, direction and orientation of the water movement. Contact EAI for showings.