April 30, 2020

Can our thoughts and emotions effect the crystalline structure of water?

Suzie Eggins

Risoprints with coloured pencil and laser-etched petri dishesShapes of Water, 2020Multidimensional

My ‘Shapes of Water’ series is based on Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research into the nature of water on a microscopic level. Through his experiments, Emoto aimed to show that human thought and emotion had the ability to alter the crystalline structure of water, creating harmonic or dissonant forms. Using high-speed photography, Emoto captured before and after images of frozen water molecules that were exposed to different types of words, images and music. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the crystals from water shown positive information became structured in a balanced and whole way, while the negatively informed water crystals became distorted, irregular and lost their natural shape. Inspired by Dr. Emoto’s research, I turned my attention to my home environment of Scotland. I visualised molecules from Scottish waters in states of optimal health and wholeness, relative to our own inner states of balance and positivity. This work offers a way to reimagine our relationship with our environment and highlights the interconnectedness of life beneath everyday appearances. As up to 60% of the adult human body is also made of water, it seems important to consider the many ways we can actively and independently improve health and create more balance, both within ourselves and without.