JIM DORAN

Glass Half _______

This is an idea I presented for this summer’s Artscape “Ebb and Flow” exhibit in Baltimore. I filled a glass to exactly the halfway point – the viewer’s job is to fill in the blank: half what? Full? Empty? Both full AND empty?

Water is the most valuable fluid (and, really, substance) on the planet. We are made of water. And yet, there are huge piles of trash floating in the ocean. I recently met with some research faculty that discovered horrible bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay (and Atlantic Ocean) which is a truly lethal byproduct of fertilizer run-off.

This piece wasn’t accepted for the exhibit. But it’s still worth thinking about our water.