Artist Highlight – John Webster
John Webster

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 John Webster (@barbadosbirds) entitled ‘Hare’. The species of hare in Barbados is Lepus europaeus and was introduced to the island in the 1842 presumably as a source of food. Originally kept captive, they escaped and today the population is concentrated in the central parishes of the island. Now naturalized, they are occasionally considered a pest when their numbers increase causing crop damage.

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

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