In literature, it is known that water works as a symbol in a variety of ways as a work of purification. In coming to the idea of purity, water works to cleanse, wash, and bring about new life. Is this the same in art? Through the ten works selected in this exhibit, we are able to discover and dissect how water fits into the meaning of the work of art. Does the water work as a purification mechanism in helping reveal the overall theme and idea of the artwork? Does the water bring about life and clarity? Or does it represent something completely different in art? The following ten works of art include works from a variety of eras and years exploring the symbolism of water and whether or not it is consistent through all situations and time eras.