Bringing the Dead Sea to Life through Art and Music

This ambitious project was organised by The Artists For Nature Foundation (ANF) and involved not only artists, but musicians and photographers as well, and a number of other organisations. The ANF is a unique organisation that uses the creative output of artists producing paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, inspired and mostly created on location by renowned and talented artists from all over the world as a medium to draw attention to the need for nature to be appreciated as an essential element of sustainable development.

In March 2017 I was one of 15 international artists chosen to visit the Dead Sea for ten days and to work in the open landscape. I used coloured soft pastels for the plein-air work and for the subsequent work done in the studio, I used oils.

The Dead Sea is one of the most unique geographic formations in the world, located at the lowest point on earth, and supporting unique ecosystems and harbouring historic and cultural treasures. The long-term decline of the lake's water level is creating an ecological imbalance on both land and sea that will eventually destroy this unique and precious resource.

I had never been to Israel or Jordan before, nor to such a desert environment either, so I found the whole trip enormously exciting and stimulating on many levels.

The book is due to be published in 2018.

For further information on this project please visit:
http://www.artistsfornature.com/projects/bringing-the-dead-sea-to-life/

For a short video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK6XsVwik7U&feature=youtu.be

Also my blog: https://anneshingleton.blogspot.it/search/label/Artists%20For%20Nature
The web site of Bruce Pearson, a fellow artist on the same project:
http://www.brucepearson.net/page31.html

 

Dawn at the Dump

Dawn at the Dump

Oil on canvas

Hyrax Family

Hyrax Family

Oil on canvas

Jordan at Sunset

Jordan at Sunset

Oil on board

Israel at Sunrise

Israel at Sunrise

Oil on board

Wadi, Jordan

Wadi, Jordan

pastel

View across the Dead Sea to Jordan

View across the Dead Sea to Jordan

Pastel plein-air

Old Palm Tree, Ein Gedi Kibbutz, Israel

Old Palm Tree, Ein Gedi Kibbutz, Israel

Pastel plein-air

Tamarisk, Dead Sea Shore, Jordan

Tamarisk, Dead Sea Shore, Jordan

Pastel plein-air