Homage to the Seed pays tribute today to water... something so essential to life on this planet!
|For a number of years my artwork explored water and fluidity... an incredibly rich area|
for exploration ... this image is posted here at Seed Capsules.
March 22nd has been chosen to celebrate the UN World Water Day 2011
... links to the UN site here.
This is the first time in human history that most of the world's population live in cities: 3.3 billion people ...and the urban landscape continues to grow.
38% of the growth is represented by expanding slums, while the city populations are increasing faster than city infrastructure can adapt.
The objective of World Water Day 2011 is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems.
This year theme, Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management.
You'll find much more at the Un website link above.
I also want to link you to Robyn at her wonderful blog: "fragments treasures memory" where she celebrates this important day with a wonderful post & excellent links ... you can visit here.
Robyn is one of those animated individuals who makes a point of getting dialogue going through her blog to prompt stronger connections to what is important on this planet. Passion with equal measure equanimity and warmth ... its always a pleasure to visit Perth-based Robyn. Do visit and say I sent you along!
|image found through Seed capsules|
for an interesting read: Salina Art Cemtre in the US is putting this event on later this year....looks fascinating... love to be involved in something like this!
Read more here!
Streams of Consciousness: The Histories, Mythologies, and Ecologies of Water
Read more here!