Dedication to Yemaya
Alice Mizrachi and Miss Rosen are collaborating with Dedication to Yemaya to illustrate the principle: the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Both painter and poet are of the belief that our individual talents can best serve the community when we join together with a greater purpose to serve.
One radiant spirit can shine a light into the darkness and illuminate the path by which others walk. This is why we dedicate our work to Yemaya, to the Goddess who sustains life through water. We understand it is easy to lose sight of the path, and recognize the creation of community and communion as a vehicle for self preservation. Dedication to Yemaya allows individuals to commune with the Goddess, with themselves, with their friends and loved ones, their communities, and ultimately, with the Earth itself.
Berth (Port City)
During California’s most recent drought, personal use of water in the SF‐Bay Delta Region saw significant decreases in uses of water while southern California saw dramatic increases or remained at pre‐drought levels. This is displayed through the tapping of the ground by the shower which is turned on, then runs out of water after less than one minute.
In this one 8m30sec video, the audience is given a conceptual micro‐glance at the vitality of this region due to the water system we reside on. The health of this water system is so important to the state as a natural resource. SAVE THE DELTA. STOP THE TUNNELS.
A Bottle's Odyssey
A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.
And the Sea
My video, titled And The Sea, is a contemporary use of water as a catalyst for the sublime.The turbulent ocean and it's environment are filmed using a “trombone shot” to illicit psychological distress. These images are transformed into an undulating, kaleidoscopic collage of a coastal landscape, echoing the setting Caspar David Friedrich places his diminutive figure against in the painting “The Monk and the Sea”.
The landscape emerges as strange yet familiar. The viewer is surrounded by a pulsing, slowly unfolding earth, and the mirrored images create a confusion of perspective and scale.
These photographs were taken while I was exploring natural wildlife areas throughout the state of Wisconsin, the state I have lived my whole life, as well as inside of natural history museums. Historically, Wisconsin has had a strong cultural tradition of using the land as hunters, fishers, farmers and lumberjacks, to name a few.
Today, I am interested in the ways that I personally influence the landscape through selective framing of my camera and through the careful interactions I have with the living things and environments I encounter.
We Are In Crisis
We are a union of artists cultivating awareness, respect, honor and protection for land and water, for all the living things that have lived here, and for all the living things to come.
Our work engages with land and water under current threat by extractive industry. We bring together our minds as artists to cultivate gratitude and respect for water, land, and the interdependence of all things living in this world.