the art of addressing water conservation

NWNL would like to spotlight artists utilizing art as a platform to raise awareness of water issues.

Currently on view at Pace Gallery in NYC -Maya Lin creates sculptural topographies of disappearing watersheds. With recycled silver, steel pins, marble and wood, Lin presents aerial views of waterways exploring environmental issues. Watch a 5 minute video of Lin discussing this body of work.

Photographer Ian Teh exhibits Traces: Landscapes in Transition on the Yellow River Basin at Open Society Foundations on view until Dec 13, 2013. “Few rivers have captured the soul of a nation more deeply than the Yellow River in China. The river’s plight also underlines the dark side of China’s economic miracle, an environmental crisis leading to scarcity of the one resource no nation can live without: water. ~ Ian Teh

Lauren Rosenthal depicts numerous watersheds in drawings, prints, and sculpture. “By giving priority to rivers, not as resources to be exploited, but as an integral part of a social/biological system, I hope to provoke dialogue and stimulate change around how we understand ourselves in relationship to the hydrological world.” ~Lauren Rosenthal

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Feelin’ free on a raft…I mean, in a Prius rental car


“We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

NWNL Director Alison M. Jones is currently following the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Starting at the headwaters of Lake Itasca, Minnesota and meandering into the middle basin area of Saint Genevieve, Missouri (where she photographed the Flood of ’93) Jones is interviewing stakeholders and stewards along the way, exploring threats and possible management solutions of this watershed. Read the Brief for the Expedition.

2MO-STG-407 © Alison M. Jones– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Today is Endangered Species Day

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Federal Endangered Species Act!  NWNL would like to share photos of endangered species around the world which we have been lucky enough to encounter. Click on photos above for species information and check out our photoshelter galleries to see lots more!

Photos © Alison M. Jones

African proverb…

Return to old watering holes for more than water;
friends and dreams are there to meet you.

East Africa:  Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park
East Africa: Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park