“We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts.”
Art for Water raises awareness of the shrinking availability of clean water through the creation of public-participation art installations. Working with people of all ages, we inform about the state of water globally and engage in a dialogue about our relationship with water. We create art as a group, making possible the experience of interdependence. Our hope is that when the level of understanding deepens, along with a connection to the personal and interpersonal, then it is possible to realize a shift in insight – a seed of awareness is then positioned to blossom. People who are aware make different decisions than those who are unaware.
Art for Water is looking for volunteers who are interested in exploring water from an ecological perspective that includes the sacred: Water Warriors. We are water. Advocating for the protection and stewardship of water, while embracing our identity as water not only sustains life, but also affirms it. As Water Warriors we are not interested in transcending the suffering of the world, but in moving toward it with compassion, understanding, and equanimity. We are warriors of non-aggression who listen to cries for help and enter challenging situations to alleviate sorrow.
The condition of the Earth’s water is a revealing commentary on just how little regard most of its inhabitants have for themselves, each other, and our environment. Water Warriors cultivate our own awareness. The only way one can advocate effectively for awareness is through being aware, which is contagious. When one lives intentionally, one’s actions affect all of those with whom one comes in contact.
How will we do this?
- Through mindfulness meditation,
- Monthly meetings where we
- discuss the mystery, beauty, magic, as well as the predicament of water,
- gather for a meal,
- design projects and
- assign tasks that support Art for Water.
Our Kickoff Meeting has been POSTPONED to accommodate our Warriors that are traveling this summer!
The Kickoff Meeting will be Monday, September 16 at 6:00PM.
Regular meetings will be held every 3rd Monday of the month.
If you are interested in being a Water Warrior, and/or you would like to attend our Kickoff Meeting, please contact Christine Badalamenti at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message on our facebook page,