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Art Sale in Support of World Water Week

Dr Mae-Wan Ho

Water is its most abundant chemical compound in the Universe, created almost as soon as the Universe was born and constantly being replenished. As water is essential for life, a water Universe is a living Universe. It is no accident therefore that our planet Earth is richly endowed with water; most of it in oceans and seas where marine life flourishes. Only a tiny fraction is fresh water for land plants and animals to share with human beings, for drinking, for industrial, agricultural and domestic uses. The demand for fresh clean water is such that 783 million people worldwide do not have access to it. 

The degradation and depletion of water resources worldwide was highlighted by United Nations General Assembly’s designation of 22 March World Water Day since 1993, but the water crisis has worsened in recent years. In 2013, the Institute of Science in Society organized an art/science/music festival Colours of Water to raise public awareness on the many-fold importance of water.

Here is what we wrote (http://www.i-sis.org.uk/coloursofwater/Colours-of-Water-Programme-Notes.php#foreward):

“A proper public understanding and appreciation of water is urgently needed, if we are to win the hearts and mind of people in ending the destruction and devoting major efforts into conserving and restoring this essential life-resource. But there are also deeper reasons to focus on water.”

“The world is in turmoil, old institutions are breaking down; the global financial crisis deepens amid widening inequality and spreading social unrest. People everywhere are ripe for a change; and we believe that water, both the science and art of water, holds the key to the change.”

“Water is not only essential for life, it also embodies all that life entails: spontaneous and free-flowing, sensitive and responsive, accommodating and flexible, yet effective and powerful. It is emblematic of the organic revolution that has been taking place in physical science and the arts, but still waiting to happen in biology and in society at large.”

Mae-Wan Ho will be speaking in WaterWeek2, 8-14 March, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex BN27 1RN, UK (further event details here). A selection of her smaller works listed here will be available for sale in support of World Water Week, and four of her recent Water Flowers paintings, Peonies, Bee, Mayfly, and Pollination (see http://www.isisart.org/Flower_Power_exhibition.php#mwh) will be exhibited together with works by local artists.

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