Reservoirs are ‘artificial bodies’ of water: steep sided storage lakes with a dammed end. Psychologically they represent dammed feelings: emotions either safely contained or repressed. Being man-made they embody the eerie. As physical entities they are places of juxtaposition: the stillness of the water contrasted with the sharp rise of land; boulders strewn along the edges; the surreal wall of the dam: one side banking a placid lake the other dropping into a ravine below; the deep turquoise of water suggesting hidden depths.
Reservoir: from réservoir – a storehouse