'Water for Life' by Janet Ormond
Made from Ocean Plastic, collected off the shores of Southern Africa.
The blue is a reminder how important water is to protect for all life to come. The world is facing a Global climate emergency and the water crisis is often overlooked. Water covers 70% of our planet and is so thought to be plentiful. The fact is that only 3% of the worlds water is fresh water, and two-thirds of that is in frozen glaciers.
Millions of people worldwide lack access to water, it is often scarce for long periods of time and leads to poor sanitation, deceases and death. The ecosystems that rely on water to thrive and feed our ever-growing population are servery stressed and we have lost more than half of the world’s wetlands.
Climate change is altering the patterns of weather and water, causing an increase in droughts and water shortages. This is only getting worse. By 2025, two thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages.
Also featured here are elements like the sunbird and proteas from South Africa. Which remind us how fortunate we are to live in a country full of incredible beauty due to the abundance of its unique biodiversity such as the flowers featured here, Mimettes Hottentoticus, which are under threat from frequent fires and urban colonization. They can now only be found in one small area in the Kogelberg Nature reserve in the Western Cape.
The piece expresses activism to evoke thought through art that is both beautiful and devastating due to the material used. With an underlying hope that through “artivism” it can bring about personal reflection and compel behavioural change to help solve this global problem, which we all contributing to.
Framed in a 30x30x8cm kiaat frame with art glass