I, Artist Peter L. Johnson, asked and answered the question: Is it safe to swim or be in the Mississippi River?
Before entering into the Big River all immersers (artist friends and colleagues) signed a waiver that details the health risks involved in immersing in the sacred waters of our local drinking water source.
The Immersion Project reveals a portrait of our relationship with the Mississippi as seen in the archetypes created in the photographs. They were taken in the River's waters on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis. Thanks to my fellow Immersers as their courage awakens awareness about our complicated and devastating realtionship with the major artery of the upper midwest’s watershed.
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