This is a space for art, stories, and creative media that makes us ask questions, feel, understand, wonder, and reconnect. It is a platform for collective imagination and mobilization for a bluer planet. We encourage you to learn from and be moved by these sources of inspiration as you shape your own project for the Ocean Awareness Contest.
Alumni Spotlight: Meet Youth Wavemakers
Meet Bow Seat alumni who use their creative practices as a tool for environmental activism.
“I believe one of the most effective ways young people can get involved in their community and begin discussions is through art.”
Join us each month for Bow Seat’s Water Wednesdays Webinar Series! Meet and learn from artists, scientists, community leaders, and activists working at the intersection of water and climate, health, justice, and culture. This series dives into water issues around the globe, and offers opportunities to explore actions we can all take to rise up and protect our blue planet.
“… the most amazing tale of all belongs to water’s own voice, telling a story of its unbroken orbit from itself to itself. Between earth and earth’s atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself. After I learned this, the clear raindrops began to break out of the sky, falling to ground they had passed through before. I was overwhelmed with the beauty of rain’s sparkling clarity, the clear flow of it, and how any of it, in our toxic world, ever renews itself in its journey through earth and sky.”
—LINDA HOGAN, DWELLINGS
Art Inspired and Shaped by Water
Art is a universal and powerful means of communication. Its many forms—writing, design, sculpture, photography, film, painting, music, and much more—can educate, inspire, and empower individuals, and ultimately unite people into taking positive action. To get your creative juices flowing, check out these artists whose work explores water as life.