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Issue 2 : From The Water's Depth

Issue two reminds us of our relationship to, and of water

Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.

Wallace Stevens

Editor's Note

Water. A clear liquid comprised of two gas atoms, in unequal parts. It is vital to our very survival. A life force, cleanser, anointer and holder of secrets. 

Water has been an endless source of inspiration for me throughout my life, both emotionally and creatively. I have no doubt it offers a similar source of inspiration for many of you. 

While it may be somewhat of a stalwart talking point, it is an important one… on so many levels. This issue explores both the beauty of water, as well as its fragility within our eco system. As much as every living organism requires water to survive, when angry, it too, can cause great destruction. 

UNTAINTED is a space in which myself and other creatives have an opportunity to allow our inspiration from the waters to flow (while considering the parameters of using untainted products and practices of course), and a place to be reminded just how integral water is in everything we do. Open those floodgates in your mind and go deep… and discover the water’s depth.

From the still calm waters of a mountain reservoir, to the turbulent seas, murky puddles or crystal clear streams and everything in between. Where does the water (theme) take you?

It is both literally and figuratively a reflection of this world and it, a reflection of us. How we treat it is paramount to our very survival.

Join us as we explore water across the realm of beauty, in all its varied contexts in this second instalment of UNTAINTED Magazine. We will investigate its importance both as an ingredient as well as its ability to help cleanse us, and allow its colours inspire our ‘paint’ choices.

So many incredible contributors have added their inspiration to this issue. I cannot tell you how proud and honoured I am to be able to share their stories with you. I will leave you here and let the proverbial waters guide you across the “pages” of this publication so that you can see for yourself.

I hope that what you learn through the images and words of this issue simply make you more aware of just how invaluable water is – to not only our survival, but the survival of beauty itself.

The Highlights

The best bits from our second issue

untainted |ˌənˈtān(t)əd| adjective
not contaminated, polluted, or tainted: the paper was untainted by age.

UNTAINTED is a directional beauty platform, pushing the boundaries of clean, sustainable beauty. We are inspired and motivated by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi.

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