The theme for Ice Follies 2016, Ojichaagobiishin (i.e. “it reflects in water”) is a call to action for artists to reflect on water, and look at what we see.
Looking in water reflects back our own image, forcing us to look at ourselves. Refracted in the current moment are the imminent threats of land development and pipelines, as well as community-based efforts to protect the source of life. Without fresh water sources such as Lake Nipissing nothing can survive. In order for the world we live in to become healthier and more vital, we have to change ourselves.