​LUA RIVERA

RIVER DRESS FOR GABROVTSI BULGARIA

This is a moss-filled river. Moss is also called "地衣" in Chinese characters, and it creates a textile laid on the ground literally. We use the natural materials to create a natural weaving work on a section of the river and let it float on the water like a dress bespoke for the space.

Artist: Lua Rivera and Lee Kuei-Chih
Materials: Branches, hemp rope, leaves, plums, flowers and seeds.
Size: 900cm(L) X 800cm(W) X 10cm(H)
Year: 2019
Location: Gabrovtsi village, Bulgaria

RIVER DRESS FOR NAGANO JAPAN

We use the natural materials to create a natural weaving work on a section of the river and let it float on the water like a dress bespoke for the space.

Artist: Lua Rivera and Lee Kuei-Chih
Materials: Branches and hemp rope.
Size: 900cm(L) X 800cm(W) X 10cm(H)
Year: 2019
Location: Nagano, Japan

RIVER DRESS FOR NAGANO HOKKAIDO

We used pine branches to create a natural weaving of a pentagon pattern on a section of the river, and let it float on the water like a dress bespoke for the space.

Artist: Lua Rivera and Lee Kuei-Chih
Materials: Branches and hemp rope.
Size: 500cm(L)x200cm(W)x30cm(H)
Year: 2020
Location: Hokkaido, Japan

Why we can’t live a single day without water? How can water dissolve anything? Why is water the heaviest at 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit? Can water be changed by patterns of energy?

Water is the most common substance on the Earth and yet, paradoxically, also the most mysterious.
Like Dr. Masaru Emoto we believe that water reveals hidden messages and reacts to human thoughts, music, emotions, prayers and written words. You can feel hugged by the water, surrounded by it. Like a living creature she takes different shapes along the landscape. So sublime She becomes the rivers, lakes, ponds, creeks, rain, ice, mist and oceans. We wanted to embrace the water in its most tangible ways.
Emoto proved that water is so powerful that it can create havoc merely as a result human thoughts. One of his studies consists of taking photographs of water crystals by two photographers; one who is at peace and another who is agitated.
When the feeling of what Emoto calls “Love and Thanks” was sent to the water, the crystal formation was at its best and the most beautiful. On the other hand, ugly water crystals formed when when negative feelings were sent toward the water.
In a representative act of “Love and Thanks”, Lua Rivera and Lee Kuei-Chih embrace the water by building a nature textile with logs from the area and natural ropes and some times decorated with the organic flora collect in the site. This textile cover part of the Surface of the water as if it was a piece of clothing.
“When were
 children, we learned from our mothers that ‘water is a reflection of your soul”

The Hidden Secrets of Water, Dr. Masaru Emoto