FINALISTS

 
 



Music


NORA MAcCARTHY

ON KA’A DAVIS

MARILIA SAMPAIO

 

Photograpy

MARIA BILBAO HERRERA


Literature & Audiovisual

NANCY KOAN


Painting

ANGEL VALENTIN

LUCA IPOLITO

ALICE GIUFFREDI

WILLIAN FINDLAY

 


Drawing

LEONARDO MIGUEL ZELAYO

FIDEL MOLINA

KARLA PITILLO

DIAMOND VEGA

GIODANA ZIMBER

 

 

Category: MUSIC



NORA McCARTHY (American)
(Composer and Singer)

About the Work: My approach with this simple song is to create a consciousness for what is disregarded and thrown away in our individual lives – the awareness that we are all in this life experience together.  There are no circumstances that make us inherently different in any way, shape or form.  Music is the one vibration on earth that can penetrate our armor of ignorance and reveal an obvious truth as something new and fresh.

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LESSON IN COMPASSION
Music/Lyrics:  Nora McCarthy
©2001

 

Sometimes,

you have to walk in someone else’s shoes.
Before,

you can understand that they have troubles,
just like you.

We are all the same,
each of us.

Every man and every woman.

There can be no peace on this Earth,
if we can’t find,
the compassion,
or forgiveness,
for our sameness.

Walk a mile in someone’s shoes.

Trade you smile for someone’s blues.

Walk a mile in someone’s shoes.

Trade you smile for someone’s blues.

 

 

Category: MUSIC

 




ON KA’A DAVIS (American)
(virtuoso guitarist, composer, bandleader, tone scientist,
author, fashion designer)

I am exceptionally joyful to be able to contribute to this wonderful project created by Conceição Praun. The awareness encouraged of us all by Ms. Praun to take a good look at our lives and how we have learned to live together in nature as well as within our own created environments is something that we must examine with both urgency and deliberation.

About the Work: The lyrics describe how everything that we are is sustained by the flow of life currents in our world (environment). Both nature and the creation of our artificial environment, fuelled by words and their implicit intentions, cause us to attach to meaning in life that is both hidden and revealed. Our modern Human society seems to be a maze of viewpoints that samely abhor and embrace the beauty of creation.

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PREMONITION SONG
From the cd; "Djuke Music" (On Mu Music, ASCAP, (c) 2002)


Hear my premonition song, original!

Some things are hard to know of.
Some things are getting faded out of mind.

There's no end I tell you!
It all turns around you,
Right before your eyes!

(Listen!)
Sun won't ever fall
from out the sky!
I tell you no lie,

It simply is the flow.
And everyday it passes by.

Words won't ever fall
from out the sky!
I tell you no lie!

Some still abhor creation.
And some only want to be in God.

Ah, come out all the personalities!
In a vision of all you!

 

Category: MUSIC

MARILIA SAMPAIO (Bazilian)
(Song Writer)


About the Work: For me this song is related with the environment cause since it is one person in a wild and virgin island near from the sea, trying to connect with their ancestors and their older lives, and I feel that somehow we always try this link to our ancestors because although we are so modern and technological we don’t have the same wisdom from them when it comes to harmonize with the environment.

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MY MILLION LIVES
Marilia Sampaio and Kristina Normatova


I don't know what I keep on looking to find
In the vision of time
Even when I sit and look through your eyes

My million lives
They Start taking flight

As I sit on the beach
Waiting for you to show me the light
Seems I almost lost you
my precious friend
Were you there
Or just disguised
in my million lives
My million lives

I don't know what I keep on trying to find
On this salty night
Hoping you'll find
me here in your light

I don't know what I keep on looking to find
In the vision of time
Even when I sit and look through your eyes

In my million lives Yes they start to fly

As I sit on the beach
Waiting for you to show me the light
Seems I almost lost you
my precious friend
Were you there
Or just disguised
in my million lives
My million lives

They Start taking flight

 

 

 

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY



MARIA BILBAO HERRERA (Venezuelan)

About the Work: The environment could be understood as the social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person. Life could be much simpler that what we made of it.

Born in Caracas Venezuela Maria earned her BA in interior design from the art institute fort Lauderdale and her MA in art direction from elisava escola superior de disseny of Barcelona.
Upon graduating, Maria attended the international center of photography New York where she was awarded the Rita K Hillman award for excellence.

Maria is a Venezuelan artist based in New York. She explores her world within the medium of photography and video, performance and installation.

 


WARAO



Category: LITERATURE & AUDIOVISUAL



NANCY KOAN (American)
(Autor & Film Maker)

Chose to be involved with Walk Environment after meeting Conceição Praun at a shaman workshop. I have been practicing shamanism for a long time and meeting her there was a sign that something good was possible. I love her enthusiasm and intelligence and devotion to Earth Matters... a term I've just coined for the concern and commitment to the health of our planet.

About the Work: This poem was written during an art residency at The Wurlitzer in Taos, New Mexico. After years of living in cities, it was so amazing to be spending so much time with the earth. New Mexico is a very spiritual place, partly because nature is as much a character in everyday life as the people.

I would reach reflective states quite easily in my casita and use the surroundings, and the smells to take me to deep places inside. One is homage to Taos, the other to the mythical nature of life.

The short film submitted is in the A/V category. It was made with my ‘The Fourth Way’ art partner as an expression of the circle of life.

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http://youtu.be/RlHCCXgBeC4

 

 

TAOS SKY

This place of Cholla and sage,
Brown on beige.
Scents filling my head with something I remember.
But from where,
And when?

I have always been here,
Perhaps, I have never been here.
I am here.

Eyes meet eyes with a knowing.
Mouths do not move.
Yet all is spoken.
Am I being a romantic again,
She asks the cards?

As the sky drops closer, nothing matters,
But to look up.

She is my earth mother.

 

 

 

Category: PAINTING



ANGEL VALENTIN (Puerto Rican)
(Painter)

So the other day this lady name Conci, came to the league and asked me if I wanted to on the "Walk Environment Awards" and I said yes!

The reason I wanted to participated on this, is because I have never enter any art work on any contest, So, I figured let me see if I win anything, and Conci, was very kind and convincing that I had to enter.

About the Work: Is a typical Palestinian name for a girl, and ironically, there is a virgin of Fatima from Portugal. I saw an article in Times magazine, about the situation in the West Bank with the Israelis and Palestinians, and saw the portrait of this little girl with a slingshot, and it caught my eye and I painted her.

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FATIMA


Category: PAINTING

In Order To Protect The Innocence of the Children, Their Pictures Have Not Been Published.

LUCA IPOLITO (Italian, 12 years old)
(Student)

About the Work:“He made this painting with watercolour and India ink. At the time we were studying the Rain Forest. He made this painting of a pica because it was a favourite animal of his.” - Linda Randolph (Teacher)


UNTITLED

 

Category: PAINTING

In Order To Protect The Innocence of the Children, Their Pictures Have Not Been Published.

ALICE GIUFFREDI (Italian, 11 years old)
(Student)

About the Work:“She made this painting of watercolour & India ink during a class on the Rain Forest. She is depicting the sadness of the Arctic without polar bears.” - Linda Randolph (Teacher)


FULL MOON SHINING ON THE ARCTIC SEA

Category: PAINTING

In Order To Protect The Innocence of the Children, Their Pictures Have Not Been Published.

WILLIAN FINDLAY (American, 9 years old)
(Student)

About the Work:“Two years ago he was in my art class and made this painting connecting the environment with the birth of springtime. We felt this was appropriate for this exhibition.” - Linda Randolph (Teacher)


UNTITLED

 

Category: DRAWING

In Order To Protect The Innocence of the Children, Their Pictures Have Not Been Published.

LEONARDO MIGUEL ZELAYO (American, 13 years old)
(Student)

I participated in this project because I wanted to show everyone what I did to keep it clear and spotless.

About the Work: The thing of my drawing is that when people through trash in the sea by not throwing it in the recycle bin instead people through it in the sea and the thing of that is the animals in the sea getting sick and also dyeing.

I chose the Statue of Liberty because it’s supposed to have liberty of not throwing trash and also the pollution it’s bad for people to breathe in. So that’s why we need to keep our Earth clean and stop pollution.


UNTITLED

 

Category: DRAWING

In Order To Protect The Innocence of the Children, Their Pictures Have Not Been Published.

FIDEL MOLINA (American-Dominican, 12 years Old)
(Student)

I participated in this project because I like to draw, especially train cars, I love them and I even draw their maps and well drawing is the best thing I can do.


About the Work: In picture (1) I am trying to say that littering is bad. It makes the environment dirty and people cough. The train that pollutes the air is bad for the environment, so please don’t litter.

In the picture (2) I am trying to say that solar power on the trains is a right thing and cars with solar power is good. So when it snows or rains these transportations cannot have any delays. We should also put signs saying “Don’t litter please! It makes the world sad. Throw out your trash and be considerate of others.”.

 


UNTITLED

 

Category: DRAWING

In Order To Protect The Innocence of the Children, Their Pictures Have Not Been Published.

KARLA PITILLO (Guatemalan, 13 years old)
(Student)


I want to participate in this project because I want to help the environment to make it clean that going to be beautiful the Earth.

About the Work: A girl was throwing the garbage into the sac and the sun is happy and the Earth is so clean.




UNTITLED

Category: DRAWING

In Order To Protect The Innocence of the Children, Their Pictures Have Not Been Published.

DIAMOND VEGA (American, 12 years old)
(Student)

About the Work: “She would love a world that is taking care of. She loves a world where people work together to save the Earth. We should work together to preserve our planet. She wants clean oceans, green lands and clean air.” - Patricia Solis-Feliz (Teacher)

 


UNTITLED

Category: DRAWING

In Order To Protect The Innocence of the Children, Their Pictures Have Not Been Published.

GIODANA ZIMBERG (American, 8 years old)
(Student)

GIODANA ZIMBERG (American, 8 years old)
(Student)

About the Work: “Last year in art class she made this painting of pencil, crayon and tempera. She made this painting to show the freedom of animals in the wild and the shadows on the clouds as the sun sets on a peaceful environment.” - Linda Randolph (Teacher)

 


UNTITLED

 

SCHOOL TEACHERS

Linda Randolph is from New York. She is an artist who teaches children how to express their feelings in art. They are taught to draw topics close to their hearts. For these children a favourite subject is the survival of animals and our planet.

“A few days before International Environment Day, June 5, Conceição came to my class and proposed that we enter the competition in order that people can share their different views on the environment. It is wonderful that four of these students were selected for an award”.

Patricia Solis “I met Conceição one afternoon after Sunday service. She approached me and explains about her project on the International Environment Day. I as a special education teacher encouraged my students to participate.
They were very motivated to draw and write about the environment, especially when Conceição visited our classroom and asked those questions. They were very excited to meet her. We thank Conceição to letting students with special needs to participate”.