Water is a vital substance for life on Earth, essential for the survival of all living organisms. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid that exists in three states – solid, liquid, and gas. It covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface and is present in oceans, rivers, lakes, and underground aquifers.

Water reservoir in JINWAR

With Şahmaran Icon on the wall. And digital water drop installation 2022/JINWAR.
Click on the water drop to change its shape. A dynamic of its own develops to a limited extent with each click. What asosiations does it awaken in us? What kind of meaning do we personally give to water and what kind of meaning is given to water in our society?

Şahmaran MYTH

Şahmaran is a mythical creature in kurdish and middel eastern culture. She is depicted as a half-woman, half-snake being, with a human head and upper body and a snake’s tail for the lower body.

She is believed to have healing powers and is often associated with water, as she is said to live in lakes and rivers. In some stories, she is also associated with the Tree of Life and is believed to have the power to grant immortality.

Water as a ICON for Healing

In some versions of the Şahmaran myth, she is said to have emerged from the water, and her connection to water is seen as a symbol of her power and ability to bring life and vitality. The association of Shahmeran with water and healing is reflected in the culture of this region, where water was often used in traditional healing practices.

Now also a symbol on the walls in Jinwar as a reflection on what was believed and what kind of symbolism in society are exists, which is questioned by women.