Rio Grande Healthy Living Park
|Agua Es La Vida, oil on linen, 16 x 20|
But the school only took up a small part of the property. Enveloping the school and playground was and is an alfalfa field. There is an abandoned river meander that is fed by a distant warm well that affords all the wetland plants and animals a home. And next to the meander, separated by a dike, is the Rio Grande. The Rio runs through this property.
For a while it looked like this remarkable real estate would transfer into private hands. After a Rivertown kerfuffle which exposed some deep feelings below the veneer of civility, this land will once again be by and for the community people- if the funds are raised to purchase it.
The Rio Grande Healthy Living Park is a complex and invigorating menagerie best explained by the architects of its creation. https://www.facebook.com/healthylivingpark?fref=nf
The wetlands are indeed a treasure. This slough drains into the river and is fed by a warm well coming from the community artesian swimming pool. In the winter this warm stream offers open water in a land that at times has none elsewhere.
The moon reminds us of the subliminal and massive natural rhythms that, although we try, cannot for long be ignored. The rythms are there whether we acknowledge them or not.
My wish is that my inspired painting will inspire you to help as well. To give your support go to https://www.healthylivingpark.org