"Astoundingly, the architecture of belonging spins itself out from the center of the self in the form of our dreams. It then calls us forward, step by tentative step, along its gossamer threads, into an increasingly intimate conversation. How we then, one day, suddenly find ourselves anchored in a meaningful life." --Dreamwork with Toko-pa Image by Ryan McGinley
Ved-ava is a Baltic Water Goddess, common to several Baltic and Finno-Ugric peoples traditionally dependent on fishing. She is also sometimes associated with fertility. She resembles a mermaid, with long hair, large breasts, and the lower body of a fish complete with tail, and is sometimes said to play or sing, seducing humans with her music. Fishermen sacrificed to her the first of their catch and observed numerous taboos related to her while fishing.