Artist Highlight – Hugh Walker
Pond Grass
Hugh Walker

Have you had a chance to check out Biodiversity Barbados’ Virtual Art Exhibition?

The Ministry of Environment is delighted to once again be working with artists in Barbados to highlight biodiversity and the environment on International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).  IDB was celebrated on Sunday May 22nd under the theme is ‘Building a Shared Future for All Life’ with the Ministry’s second annual Virtual Art Exhibition.  This year’s Art Exhibit features 30 pieces from different local artists, highlighting the theme of ‘Nature’, and throughout the months of May and June, Biodiversity Barbados will be highlighting the contributing artists and their art.

Today’s piece is this photograph by Hugh Walker entitled ‘Pond Grass’. Barbados has little permanent surface water, most of our water ends up in the extensive maze of limestone caves beneath our feet. Despite this, we still have a variety of native aquatic fish such as guppies, gobies, mountain mullet and tarpon, and invertebrates, like shrimps, snails, water striders and flatworms.

Tune in again tomorrow for our next highlighted artist and art combo.

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