Into the DeepStephen Maine
In her synecdochic paintings of the restless surfaces of rivers, lakes and seas, Fredericka Foster construes water in motion as all that is vital to the living world. Those surfaces—whether turbulent, languid, or something between—recede into pictorial space as the viewer’s eye moves from the bottom edge of the painting toward the top, exerting a dynamic counterpoint to the picture plane itself. But whatever the character of the waves, ripples and eddies that fill the frame, they are... + Read More
Carter Ratcliff - An Aqueous Cosmology: The Art of Fredericka FosterCarter RatcliffRhythms fill Fredericka Foster’s paintings of water. Or that is what I am tempted to say after a glance around a roomful of her paintings. Then, when I focus on a single canvas and look for its defining pattern, I see none—no equivalent to the strict regularities of a Minimalist grid or an Op Art design. In short, no rigidity. These are pictures of flow, of current and cross-current. Their rhythms are liquid, which is to say: the moment a rhythm begins, it reaches beyond itself. To see... + Read More
This movie shows the steps involved in bringing water to life on the canvas.
Article 31: Take Action
Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstance.
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what
experts label the most important political and environmental issue of
the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building
crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces
many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab,
while begging the question "CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?"
The Tibetan Plateau's vast reserves of glacial
freshwater, which supply Asia's most populous regions, are both at risk
and are emerging as a issue in the increasingly tense political and
cultural strife between China and Tibet, scientists and experts say,
according to a new report by Circle of Blue published Thursday.
least 500 million people in Asia and 250 million people in China are at
risk from declining glacial flows on the Tibetan Plateau," said
Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, in an
interview with Circle of Blue. "This is one of the great concerns - a
staggering number of people will be affected in the near future. There
aren't too many researchers who have looked at this water situation and
its far-reaching impacts."
Toxic Water: Across Much of ChinaCircle of Blue
By Nadya Ivanova - Circle of Blue
JINAN, Shandong — The horizon gleams with a golden hue from the wheat fields that spread in all directions here in Shandong, a prime food-growing province on the lower reaches of the Yellow River. As hundreds of farmers spread the wheat like massive carpets to... + Full Story
10 Things You Should Know About Water Circle of Blue
How much drinkable water is there in the world? How much water does an American, a European, an African use everyday?
How many people lack even basic access to clean water? Circle of Blue’s
newest infographic aims to answer these questions and many more.
With 6,000 children dying every day... + Full Story
The Himalayas, A Special ReportCirle of BlueWith one-fifth of the world’s population relying on seasonal
Himalayan melting, the disappearance of the Third Pole is sending
Floods, droughts, wildfires, windstorms, water contamination and
illnesses plague the 1.3 billion people who live in the watersheds
directly supplied... + Full Story