Monika Wright, SCA

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Our Water, Our World”

Water is the Life Force without which we cannot exist, and yet we have taken it for granted. Only now do we see the harm that we’ve inflicted and how it affects the quality of life at all levels.

It goes beyond the plastic bits that unfurl in the ocean or wash up on the beach, the wildfires that blaze and heat the ocean causing death to coral reefs and sea-life. We must recognize the connections between the scarcity of access to clean water and the impact on global health, energy and food shortages, economics, and of course climate change.

Solutions are in the making, but they must be available to everyone, not only the wealthy, not only the privileged.

Let us be as water itself in our determination for change, strong enough to carve great canyons out of rocks, strong enough to change the tide of ignorance and apathy. Let us take care and take action for a world where we honour Water for the power it has to transform and sustain us. Together, we are powerful.

ARTIST PROFILE

Canadian artist Monika Wright moved from Toronto to Halifax in 2005 and soon began her creative journey in photography and painting. Largely self-taught, she developed a distinctive style of painting which lead to recognition first locally and then internationally.

Monika’s work is represented by several Canadian galleries. She is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists, has served as a jury member and Board member. She also participates in guest and group exhibitions throughout the year. Her award-winning work is exhibited and collected internationally and has been published in several publications, including International Women Celebrate, in the 50th Anniversary Edition of Enroute Magazine, in Exposure, and in Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop and the CBC Sharing the View Calendar.. Among her awards is the prestigious Mary Pratt Crystal Award, 2017 for the SCA - Canada 150 Exhibition.