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Adam Wolpert

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I love to witness how trees dance with water, how they increase the hydrological capacity of place, how they fashion their forms and structures after water’s flow patterns. Some trees even make their own rain, building perfectly engineered leaves that condense the water in the air. So much of the beauty and wonder of trees is an expression of this ancient and sacred relationship, one that provides endless artistic inspiration.

Adam Wolpert
www.adamwolpert.com

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Linda Troeller

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I am advocating for the healing powers of water across this great country, Europe, Asia and onward. Keeping our ancestry level resources vital from the health of rivers and ocean environments to mineral water factories bringing top level ingredients to users, and to what current experts reveal that mineral water bathing can have a cure effect. I have documented this in two books, Healing Waters, Aperture and Spa Journeys, powerhouse books.

Linda Troeller Photography

Jaanika Peerna

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Jaanika Peerna’s (born in Estonia, 1971) work has always been fueled by the forces of nature but since 2017 the artist has taken on more specific approach to address the climate breakdown we are all surrounded with. Ever since she was a little girl dreaming of becoming an Olympic figure skater, ice has been close and dear to her: its toughness, transparency, beauty as well as fragility.
#GlacierElegy project

Charlotte Coté

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Dr. Coté is the author of Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors: Revitalizing Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth Traditions (UW Press, 2010). Her other publications include, “Indigenizing” Food Sovereignty. Revitalizing Indigenous Food Practices and Ecological Knowledges in Canada and the U.S.,” and “Food Sovereignty, Food Hegemony, and the Revitalization of Indigenous Whaling Practices” She is currently completing her next book that focuses on the revitalization of Indigenous food traditions and ancestral ecological knowledge.

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Stacy Levy

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People often think that nature ends where the city begins. My projects are designed to allow a site within the built environment to tell its ecological story to the people that inhabit it. As a sculptor, my interest in the natural world rests both in art and science. I use art as a vehicle for translating the patterns and processes of the natural world.

​In my practice, I search for sites that provide the opportunity to make visible some of the forces at work on the site. Interested in watersheds, tides, growth and erosion, I make projects that show how nature functions in an urban setting. My previous projects have been about invisible microorganisms and their complicated relationships of eating and being eaten; spiraling hydrological patterns of a stream, mosaic of growth in a vacant lot, prevailing winds and their effects on vegetation, the flow of rainwater through a building.

www.stacylevy.com

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Fritz Horstman

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Subjectivity and objectivity oscillate in interesting ways when one looks closely at the natural systems that make up our world. Aspects that may at first appear fixed and unchanged by the human world take on personal and fungible features when closely observed. This has been my experience in my investigations of trees, wind and most significantly, water.

Much of my artwork begins with a quasi-scientific approach. I measure volumes and speeds and depths and so on, creating lists of data from which I build projects. That information, which is for the most part taken as objectively as possible, gives shape to my sculptures, drawings, videos and photographs.

www.fritzhorstman.com
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Lisa Reindorf

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Lisa Reindorf combines knowledge from architecture and environmental science in her artwork. Her paintings examine the environmental impact of climate change on water. In aerial view landscapes, she creates interpretations of coastal areas – in particular rising seas and sinking cities.

There is an inherent conflict between nature and building. Built architectural systems are often intrusive and not in harmony with the environment. Nature responds with floods, storm surges and rising seas. Although this presents a pessimistic commentary on global warming, the artist feels that building more in harmony with natural water systems can ameliorate the deleterious effects on both systems.

As a writer for art publications she comments on art and environmental issues. She is also a visiting artist at universities and frequent lecturer on how artists interpret climate change.

www.lareindorf.com

 

Fredericka Foster

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Painting, using tools of color and composition, can be an aid to societal change. Art accesses another way of knowing, and it takes both rationality and emotional connection to create lasting change.   I have been painting the surface of moving water for years; fascinated by its infinite variety; and its centrality to all of life. Visual art can bypass linear thinking.  Color directly affects the unconscious mind, and our emotions.  Game makers know that images are a form of direct mental targeting.  When the subject is water, that target can be our heart,  our sense of connection, and our intuition.

Our bodies are mostly water, and we are an intimate part of the hydrological cycle.  Think about this when you first awaken – we are all water filters.  We intrinsically know this, and that all life depends on water. Looking at water, or a painting of water, resonates emotionally in our bodies and minds, offering the possibility of thinking as water.

www.frederickafoster.com. @frederickafoster.

Fredericka Foster CV 12_2022