Just beneath the water's surface exists a fragile and delicate ecosystem, yet is a place often overlooked and taken for granted. THE POND AND BEYOND explores the tiny worlds right beneath our feet and the beautiful creatures that inhabit them. This sensitive and poignant book calls out our arrogance as the dominant species and the risks of continuing to ignore the complex environments and social systems thriving right alongside our own.
Audrey J. Lute was born in in Southern Ontario, and now lives in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba were she works from her home studio as a visual artist. For a number of years Audrey volunteered in a variety of ways bringing the arts to her community. Audrey has received a number of Volunteer Awards, and in 2012 was presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to Arts and Culture in her community. Audrey's work takes you into her imaginary world with strange little creatures, sharing with you how they live, work, and their struggles.