Thursday, May 2, 2019

Remembering Water for Life -- in the Month of Good Cheer

Reading on the dock
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
One of the major highlights of my life last year, and especially
last May was the Water for Life International Exhibition at
the Niagara Falls Museum of History in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The theme of that show was about getting clean water to everyone.
And for me it was also about saving our rivers, lakes and oceans, 
which has been a feature of my Ocean series, that I've shown
in Florence, Paris and in New York City in the past decade.

I love this little painting, of the delight children feel when they get
to play, and hang out near water.  A young man came to the
door the other day for Save the Children, and he invited himself
inside to analyze my work in the hallway.  It was an interesting
conversation as he tried to figure out what colour of grounds I'd used
to begin the painting.  I think I've documented all of that here on the blog.  

In my mind Saving the Children, and saving our water from plastic,
and chemical pollution are the same project -- which adds up to
saving the planet.  We have to ask politicians, governments and 
businesses to change their ways right away.  The time is now.
And in the Month of Good Cheer, nothing would make me
happier than if you wrote your government officials, business
leaders, grocery stores right now and said get rid of plastic entirely,
and make the priority of everything you do about saving the

Have a saving the planet cheerfully day.


Candy said...

A sweet painting, Barbara! An important cause, also. A lot of us here in the desert work at conserving water, reducing the use of plastic and recycling. We do have a problem here of people dumping their garbage in the desert. I was in Wisconsin and commented how much better people there were about disposing garbage and not throwing things from car windows. My friend laughed and said that they weren't better. It's just that in Wisconsin, the vegetation grows over it all. In the desert it sits there. I see things changing for the better though.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Candy,

Thank you so much. Plastic is a huge environmental problem. I am hopeful that because
young people are getting involved in protesting for the environment, and asking for
solutions to climate change, that things may get better.

Love your work.


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