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.
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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.
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.
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