My Watershed

Everyone lives in a "watershed" where water gathers and flows down hill, joining other waterflows until  it reaches the sea. While water quality is recognized as a major global issue, recognizing watersheds  means that my neighbors and I have a role to play in the condition of our waterways. In addition to the families up and down our road, my immediate neighbors include farmers, a major business park with heavy traffic and acres of asphalt, retail business and large open spaces. All of us participate in the health of or threat to our waterways.

 

My art is frequently a visual expression of my social justice concerns. In this series, "My Watershed," I followed the trickle of water from our yard and the creek behind our home to the Gulf of Mexico. I am speaking to our shared responsibility to keep our water safe, clean and healthy.

No Name Creek, art quilt by Joanne Weis

No Name Creek Behind My Home

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Fiber art by Joanne Weis

The Banks of Pope Lick

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Art quilt by Joanne Weis

Falling Leaves on Floyd’s Fork

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Textile art by Joanne Weis

Clover by Salt River

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Mussels Under and Barges Over the Ohio

Mussels Under and Barges Over the Ohio

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Fiber art by Joanne Weis

Levies on the Mississippi

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Fiber art by Joanne Weis

Gulf of Mexico

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