As if taking up water in your hands to drink Plaster casts of the gesture to gather water to be able to drink it. To form your hands to collect water in this way is something you would only do under certain circumstances. When you don’t have a cup to drink from and when you drink water from a pure source. It is a gesture that we have seen several times throughout art history and have heard stories of during our history. On a mountain tour as a child, I have drunk water directly from a source without it having first passed through a water treatment system. Today there are only a few water sources being pure enough to drink from. The casts refer both to the gesture and give associations to being something physical.