Faye Jordan with The Interdependency of Water and Clay Series
Gouache on paper -- 8 pieces
Faye Jordan © 2018
Featured this month at the Heliconian Club,
In the current show at the Heliconian Club on for the month ofNovember at 35 Hazelton Avenue in Toronto, the artist Faye
Jordan is exhibiting a series of eight paintings called The
Interdependency of Water and Clay Series. Four of
the images are abstract references to the human body, which
like clay, depends entirely on water.
Faye's thoughts on climate change center in part around the materials
she uses as an artist, and their effect on the environment. She
has committed to using up her current art materials, plus she
is going to source out eco-friendly and plant based materials
for all of her future art projects.
The water and clay interdependence in her art work are
a metaphor for how completely human beings depend on
water because we are 60% water. Faye points out that only
2.5 % of the water that covers 70% of the planet is fresh, and
we absolutely require this water.
But Faye's thoughts on water, art and pollution extend even to
how she hung the work, with all natural materials, that can be
reused, and the art can be rolled up and rehung, without requiring
heavy framing or transport costs.
A wonderful series. More from the show tomorrow.
Have a caring about the environment day.