Cathie Crawford - Artist / Relief Printmaker

Artist Statement for "Living Waters" exhibition

Mother Earth, I have always been especially attracted to your water, seeking it out for its restorative powers.  Water, the powerful life-giving force, is my source of replenishment, rejuvenation, and renewed energy.  Thank you, Dear Earth for your water. 


Water theme images have been a constant source of inspiration throughout my printmaking career.  My art does not tend to be political but I have seen the bleaching of the coral reefs as a scuba diver.  I have witnessed the disappearance of the beautiful glacier, La Mer de Glace in Chamonix, France between my first visit in 1977 and my last visit in 2004.  I am very worried about climate change and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment.  The warming of our oceans will have a negative impact on the wildlife residing in and around them.  Ultimately, it will have a negative impact on all of us as well as future generations.  I have been thinking a lot about Climate Change and our responsibility to the life of our planet this past year.  I can’t help but think Mother Earth is getting even, with this pandemic, for all of humanity’s abuses.



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