Found In Our Waters  
Bridges, B A A W Exhibition

The Found In Our Water series emerged at the annual NorthEast Minneapolis spring show. Barbara lives in the Northeast Arts  District where over 1000 artists have studios and show their work.  Barbara presented her water quality installation first at a WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) critique. Twenty-five mentors and proteges shared their reflections using the Liz Lerman critique model. Barbara’s WARM mentor, Jill Waterhouse, facilitated.  KFAI interview
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TOTIS 1   Mother of all Treasures of The Inland Sea Series

6′ T  X 8 ‘ W Mixed Media, rescued wood, rope, shells, wood,  metal, condoms, plastic, glass


T 1 res ob 6 mainI am an artist who uses fabricated components in a variety of media and rescued power objects to make art for the purpose of provoking discussions and reflection on a wide variety of social topics.  The topic of this series is re-cycle, re-purpose and “pay attention to what you discard in our water!” The different objects were collected  on the beaches of Lake Superior.  According to The Minnesota Department of Health,  you should not eat trout or salmon from Lake Superior more than once a week-pregnant or nursing=NEVER.  The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) reports Lake Superior still needs to be restocked yearly to stabilize fish populations.  Superior is the largest body of fresh water on the PLANET!! More Before

Bridges, B Totis 1 Main ImageDouble Click to enlarge images

Totis 1 was created from objects connected to Minnesota waters.  Do my Maine seacoast roots inform my passion?   You decide.

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