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Namita Kulkarni

India

  • City, State: Bombay, Maharashtra
  • Geographic Location: Asia
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada
  • Age: 29


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Friday, September 16, 2011 1:05 AM

"Long seen as a problem of only the poorest, the water crisis is increasingly affecting the wealthier nations, economic riches being no insurance against it. The management of water distribution will determine power relations, economic development, the relationship between rich and poor, and the destiny of countries and whole continents." --World Water Federation Report

In Thirst World Countries a twig with 18 leaves stretches across the otherwise gray, bleak painting. The glass vase is half full of water, leaving the leaves to wilt slowly yet still evoking a metaphor of optimism (by seeing the glass as half full instead of half empty). The leaves represent 18 countries that, according to the Water Poverty Index released by the British Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, will be first ones impacted by the imminent water crisis.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:00 PM

Artist Namita Kulkarni was inspired to create this painting after watching a little girl in India walk a tightrope as a way to earn money for her family. Kulkarni saw the little girl's balancing act as a metaphor for what women around the world do every day in balancing work and home, family and money, and personal dreams and practical necessities.

Mind over water

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:00 AM

This graphite work was part of a series of paintings I made as a call to awareness and action on the planetary water crisis. This one's titled Mind Over Water of the series Timeless Waters to Waterless Times. This particular work was my attempt to look at the planet's water issues through the perspective of the voiceless animal.


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