Found In Our Water

Found In Our Water

Conception & Construction

Bridges, B. TOTIS 1 (01)Our concern for the quality of our water should be a national and international dialogue. The Maine shrimp disappeared in 2013. The clam and oyster shells are 40% thinner than a decade ago. There is a toxic alert on the salmon caught in Lake Superior. The future water concerns are here today.

In my Route 1 project, inspired by Robert Kramer’s 1987 Documentary Route 1 USA, I am creating art works-sometimes collaboratively – inviting local artists -from objects I am finding in our waters from Key West, Florida to Fort Kent, Maine.  Atlantic Ocean 2020

I seek collaborators to stage exhibitions, panel discussions, student workshops, school visits and adult events around the country. It is my belief that social practice art invites the participants to consider serious social issues while experiencing the joy of collaborative creating.  Here you will view authentic voices and pictures taken with cell phones, professional and unprofessional cameras and videographers and uncut videos from the Art-A-Whirl event.  Please enjoy the dynamic sound of people at an art show looking, making, and learning.

Maine to Key West  Atlantic Ocean 2020
Lake Superior  Minnesota   Totis 1 (Treasures of the Inland Sea)
International Mexico   Cuba 
National  Lake Michigan
Mississippi Mississippi River Stories 

Selfie detail 2Everywhere I went, I asked people two questions:
1.    What is the  worst thing you ever found in the water?
2.    Will we still be eating water creatures in 2050? Identify.
I chronologue these stories with text and images.    Results of Survey

Art-A-Whirl Selfies
Selfie Project

My Relationship With Water



Art -A-Whirl
Date: May 17th, 2014
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Bring YOUR "Found In The Water" to Barbara's Studio
Date: September 6th, 2014
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Project Starts
Date: January 1st, 2014
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More events coming soon!
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Selfie Project
Date posted: June 7, 2014