Fredericka Foster

Into the Deep

Stephen 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...
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Carter Ratcliff - An Aqueous Cosmology: The Art of Fredericka Foster

Carter Ratcliff

Rhythms 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...
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Painting water
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The Fresh Water Crisis in China's Karst Regions

In the southwest corner of China, a land of towering mountains and deep gorges not far from the border of Vietnam, is Shi Dong, the Rock Cave. It is here, 800 miles west of the Pacific Ocean, in an area so remote that people often settle in villages with no more than a few dozen homes, where the Yang Liu River disappears underground.

For more than 20 miles, the river flows beneath the surface of the earth, coursing through dark caverns and crevices, unseen and unknown to those who live above, its precise path a mystery. It emerges again through the mouth of a second cave, Nan Dong, the South Cave.

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Global Water Issues

Launch of New Sensor Device on Hudson Set to “Wire” River for Cleaner Water

Beacon Institute

BEACON, NY (10/9/14)—The REON II device or “Sonde,” deployed October 6th on the banks of the Hudson River in New Hamburg, NY is providing real-time data called for by scientists to better understand the complex relationship between humans, the built environment and our fragile waterways. It...
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Don’t Drink and Drill! - Anti-Fracking Campaign

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

Don’t Drink and Drill! is a subway ad campaign that can be seen all over NYC subway stations, commissioned by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS), to inform New York City against the danger of hydraulic fracturing.  This infographic is part of...
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Toxic Water: Across Much of China

Circle 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...
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