Barbara Eisenstein – Life Needs Water, Clean Water = Healthy Life

by Dick Wilbur on June 3, 2016

“Life Needs Water, Clean Water = Healthy Life”

Barbara Eisenstein – Bethesda, Maryland


Artist’s Statement:
Life needs water. Healthy life needs clean water.  Six hundred sixty-three million people on Earth do not have access to clean water–for drinking, food preparation, bathing, washing–and the consequences are disastrous: Every 90 seconds a child dies from the effects of drinking unclean water. The absence of convenient sources of water also impedes progress. Worldwide, each day, women and children spend a collective 125 million hours traveling back and forth from their homes to collect water–time that could be spent in more positive ways, teaching, learning, earning.

Life Needs Water, Clean Water = Healthy Life - Barbara Eisenstein

Life Needs Water, Clean Water = Healthy Life – Barbara Eisenstein

The steps required for the solution are not complex: Pumps, pipes, filtration, and careful disposal of waste water bring health and improved productivity. How can we maximize our efforts to give the world clean water?







Artist’s Biography:
Images from nature and from the photos I take provide the inspiration for my quilts. The lens of my imagination transfers these images to fabric, using raw-edge applique, hand and machine stitching, collage, layering, and blended design elements. Hand-dyed fabrics are embellished with ornamental stitching and applied yarns.

Life Needs Water - Detail

Life Needs Water – Detail

My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been juried into galleries and exhibits in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.





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