Art can be used to raise awareness for a large variety of causes. A number of art activists have as purpose to spread awareness around different subjects as for example autism, cancer, human trafficking and a variety of other topics, such as ocean conservation and pollution.
One artist that explored art as a mean to communicate and engage communities to question the world water situation from a more sensitive perspective is Belo. This multidisciplinary artist, designed the greatest artistic mosaic of water in the world.
“I realize this monumental work of 3600 square feet, consisting of 66,000 glasses of rainwater, to raise awareness of the dramatic effects of lack of access to clean water, it is the cause of the 21st century, which is crucial to me for present and future generations” said Belo.
In a statement, it says that “66,000 compostable and biodegradable cups, donated from Nova Envirocom, filled with rain water that has been colored with vegetable dyes, are arranged so that they reveal the image of a fetus in the maternal womb, emphasizes the necessity of water, even before birth”.
The different water discolorations, illustrate the levels of impurities found in the water through the world.
“The mosaic designed by Belo is a unique way to draw attention to the importance for all to access water. We are pleased that the creativity of an artist can make everyone aware of the importance of sharing and protecting water, essential to life, “said Catherine B.Bachand, Executive Director of ONE DROP.
The mosaic was unveiled on the occasion of World Water Day, 22 March 2013.
Many human aid organizations creates awareness campaigns around there cause using art as the main tool of expression “Solidarités International“ created this simple but effective clip, that makes a clear statement of the humanitarians urgency of the water crisis.