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A Reflection on Water
October 20, 2020 - January 15, 2021
October 20, 2020- January 8, 2021
This virtual exhibit explores the relationships that exist between humans and this precious resource with evocative multi-media, and considers current issues regarding water as an essential component of agriculture and our ecosystem. This show includes work from sixteen artists that show the diverse connections to this elemental and shape-shifting substance.
Water is essential to every living organism. It is present in animal and plant cells, and is the medium for metabolism. Bodies of water are home to thousands of creatures. Water sustains plants and the cycle of life. In the context of agriculture, water is central, sustaining the crops and animals that in turn nourish all of us. It’s no wonder we all feel a deep connection with water on some level, both practical and sacred.
As climate change crescendos, farmers in Maine and across the country are grappling with its impacts related to water, among other impacts. In Maine, recent droughts have caused many farmers to rethink their systems, and work carefully to manage water for irrigation, livestock, power generation, while also pivoting to contend with soil erosion, and run-off control during weather events.
MFT’s work to protect farmland is key to a more resilient future for Maine’s communities and the natural resources we all rely on, including water. Support our work to protect and steward farmland for the future.
Learn more about the impacts of climate change on Maine agriculture:
Maine’s Climate Future – UMaine