Water is perhaps the only substance that can be encountered in nature is three aggregate states.

The Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto influences water by giving it information in the form of words, thoughts and music, before freezing it. Peering through a microscope at frozen water samples, one can see combinations of water molecules (clusters) that form unique crystals.

Water samples that have received positive energy are symmetrical, but those that received negative energy are chaotic. The work of numerous scientists proves that water possesses “memory”.

Does water remember little Moishe Chagall stepping into the river at Vitebsk or Malevich sitting on the shore of the Daugava? Or Marcus Rothkovitz running to school beside the shore in Daugavpils. And what happens to the water that ends up in Riga when Jēkabs Kazāks drinks it?

Ice has always captured people’s attention and amazed them. An example in point, Caspar David Friedrich’s painting “The Sea of Ice”. Or the entertainment enjoyed by 19th century Rigans observing ice moving along the Daugava. At the same time, blocking the ends of streets facing the river to prevent ice from entering the city.

The work is intended to be a block of ice obtained from the Daugava and poured in bronze. It will be positioned next to the Latvian National Library on the shore of the Daugava.