The artwork explores the effect of climate change on water levels, questioning the sustainability of shifting natural boundaries created by waterways and oceans. The crescent moon evokes the tide of change.
This body of work explores the fluidity of life, water being a fundamental element of its functioning. This work becomes an aerial view, mapping the natural ever-changing borders created by rivers and flood lines. The artwork explores the effect of climate change on water levels, questioning the sustainability of shifting natural boundaries created by waterways and oceans.
The choice of reclaimed denim as principal medium questions the impact of textile and fast fashion industries on fragile fresh water resources globally. The flow of water does not follow borderlines, and the impact of water pollution is never solely localized and inevitably is border-less in it's impact.
Water binds us all together, but it also separates us. Water creates borders, natural borders, and since the beginning of time, it was also one of the first routes of navigation, exploration and communication. Easy access to water, or the requirement to stock up on water, can completely change the way we spend our day.
This series of works explores different aspects of our relationship with water. It is said that fresh water could be more valuable than gold in 50 years.
Although I have tried to stay focused on our region's water, following the flow of blue gold, I understand that we cannot isolate regions of the globe. We need to think holistically, we need to take into account the ecosystems and hydrographic networks around the world. All water systems function as one large living organism.
According to a new report from WHO and UNICEF (2017):
2.1 billion people, or 30%, do not have access to readily available safe water
4.5 billion people, or 60% of the world's population, do not have safely managed sanitation services.