Legends of Water is a compilation of mystical legends centered on a woman and her relationship with one
of the four fundamental elements of nature: water. Once flowing through the Ukrainian city of Lviv, the Poltva
River was forced underground to accommodate increasing urbanization, urbanization functioning as the masculine
component in the story. Despite ancestral beliefs in the healing properties of the river’s streams and waters, the
underground river became part of the city’s sewage system. The blocking of the river resulted in chronic water shortages
throughout the city in the 20th century. Now, more than 100 years later, the legends of the nurturing, healing powers of the
vanished river have resurfaced, asking to be retold.