World Water Day ! Artists for Peace ! Laurence Droux
! Alberto Ramirez ! Catalina Giron ! C贸ndor Jet ! Elena Bissinger ! Sumana ! Emil Lajos Kov谩cs ! Jacob Dellacqua ! Step ! Patricia Broussaud ! Ljubica Radovic ! The Wandering Blues Crew ! Lesa ! Karey Maurice ! Valerie Won Lee
“Water is essential to life, so is Creation”
! ! ! Laurence Droux (World Citizen)
“Water, the symbol of our wealthy and hedonistic society, keeps on inspiring us in our quest to regenerate and vitalize our everyday life. Advertising slogans on water remind us of that everyday.
Industrial society builds on water archetypes : a symbol of life, cleansing and rebirth representing the mystery of creation. Beyond all these representations, water remains what everyone‘s life depends on. It is one of the major issues to be dealt with in the 21st century: a force of Nature, a resource more than a symbol, a weapon more than a human right.”
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Alberto Ramirez (World Citizen)
“The man on the dirt road approaches me holding a hose. He looks thoughtful and asks: "How are you, miss? And your family, are they all fine? You need water, don't you? This is well water, you are going to have to boil it.”
Slowly, he opens the faucet. The sun beats down angrily, but it doesn’t matter -everything which seemed to matter yesterday, today has become superfluous - One by one, he fills the bottles and drums until the last one of them in the rear of my mom's gray Jeep is overflowing.
I thank him and he nods humbly ... We call each other neighbour. I turn on the engine and with a friendly smile, I wave to the man who returns under the sun with his hose at the side of the dirt road.”
! ! (Santiago, Chile. Unknown man, the day after the 2010 earthquake) ! ! ! Catalina Giron (World Citizen)
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! ! “We can find our history in the ocean. Take care of it”
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CÓNDOR JET (World Citizens)
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V.W.L Autumn 2013
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â€œThis wonderful gift from God, that you should not miss anytime is water. Thank you for this gift. Thank you, I can dream. Thanks for thinking I can fly everywhere. Thanks, I can paint.This gift can be taken by no one, except by God. When I think that in some places in the world there is no water, I shudder and I feel sorry for this. I'd gladly give it to those deprived of this miracle water from the spring, give it to my soul. The purest thoughts, hopeful thoughts; and leave them to enjoy earthly creations, paintings dear to me. The paintings that I hope compensate for certain deficiencies, for everyone to enjoy the wonder of creation.â€?
Elena Bissinger (World Citizen)
Photography by Paul Robion
“I fell deeply in love with our oceans after scuba diving. It was only after this that I really understood how much beauty exists in our waters. This changed my life forever. I felt a strong connection with the water, the fish, the rocks, the sea plants and even the sand – with everything that graciously welcomed me into its home and made me open my eyes to a brand new, exciting world.
However, our waters are suffering extensively - overfishing, illegal poaching, pollution and unenforced laws are just few of the activities that are rendering everlasting damage to our marine eco-systems.
On World Water Day, I wish for a world with healthier and happier oceans. Change is brought about by individuals; I wish that all of us, as world citizens, do our bit to protect our life-giver - our waters.”
Sumana (World Citizen)
Emil Lajos Kovรกcs
"As a song in my country says: Spring wind exudes water!" ! ! Emil Lajos Kovacs (World Citizen)
â€œI dive in the sea: all life's brutality should stay out of the waves.â€?
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Jacob Dellacqua (World Citizen)
Photography by Catherine Schiltz & Logo by Ovul
â€œAs Olivier Wendell Holmes said: Have a music bath two or three times a week during many years, and you'll see how the music is to the soul as water in a bath is to the body.â€?
STEP (World Citizen)
"Depth in troubled waters" ! ! Patricia Broussaud (World Citizen)
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“Water is our mirror, we should trust it!” ! ! ! ! !
Ljubica Radovic (World Citizen)
The Wandering Blues Crew
“Rain Or Shine” ! ! ! !
Gary St Croix (World Citizen)
â€œWater carries the life-breath of the planet. It must be available to all human beings, regardless.â€?
Lesa (World Citizen)
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"My Elders once told me of a rain that was so pure that you could drink from the palm of your hands.
That same rain water now contains the contaminants of man's refusal to submit to 'Mother Nature' the very same mother that gave him life. It's filled with pollutants that shimmer in the sunlight only to form a synthetic rainbow and technicolor tears."
Karey Maurice (World Citizen)
Valerie Won Lee
Biography through Photography by Valerie Won Lee http://www.vwlart.com/2013/01/20/v-w-l-magazine-winter-2013/
â€œThank you to all World Citizens Artists for making World Water Day a Significant Event!!â€?
! ! Valerie Won lee (World Citizen)
Edited by V.W.L magazine
V.W.L Spring 2014