Depicting three otters playing on a branch, “Clean Water Brings Life” represents the need for maintaining our water resources for future generations, the food chain, and recreational purposes.
Lynette Power uses her art to share her love and appreciation of nature. By her research, design development and hours of she communicates the beauty and grace of nature as well as promotes conservation of wildlife habitat and wilderness areas.
The survival of river and sea otters has been threatened by impaired water quality of our lakes, rivers, and oceans. Their endangered populations have been brought back with public education, environmental cleanup, and protected breeding areas. Clean Water brings Life was designed for a drinking water fountain as part of a Winona city wide education project to raise awareness on critical issues of water use and protection of our water resources.
Lynette was honored to receive a Minnesota Arts Board Legacy grant in 2015 for the promotion of her bronze nature sculptures. Her hometown in Winona Minnesota is adorned with public sculpture installations at the Lake Park and Winona State University. She exhibits her sculptures in many sculpture walk events. As a professional artist of nearly 40 years, she exhibits her clay and bronze work at art shows throughout the nation. She currently markets her clay work at the Minnesota and Colorado Renaissance Festivals.