Columbia High School teacher and South Orange resident Kate Dodd sends a message through the water bottles she gathers, and has created an exhibit, Water: Illusions of Purity, for The Noyes Museum at Stockton College.
Dodd's exhibit is described by the Noyes Museum curators as, "Using various bottle manipulations, organic delicacy and a startling quantity of plastic bottles the installation will fill the museum and raise the question, 'Is the bottled water pure?' We tend to associate purity with nature, and so our belief in pure water is reinforced through nature images on bottle labels. In her work Dodd addresses the environmental damage from the associated energy, water use and plastic waste."
Water: Illusions of Purity will run through August 8.
The Noyes Museum is located at: 733 Lily Lake Road Oceanville, NJ 08231