Green Activism

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Like most, I’m very aware of global issues and feel obligated to help in some way. Because there is so much wrong with the world however, it’s difficult to decide where to focus my efforts. My natural response is self-preservation. Because it is no longer a case of if the system will crumble, but when. And when that time comes, or ideally long before; we need to be self-sustainable.

My method is to break it all down to our fundamental needs as humans and work out how to ensure that those needs are met in an increasingly unstable world. Having a proactive response to this then not only ensures future survival when the system starts to break down, but distances me from the system, contributing to it’s collapse. Hopefully documenting my efforts will aid and inspire others to do the same.

How is this relevant to my art practice? My art is and continues to be a creative response to my internal and external world. With age this response is becoming less transgressive and more pragmatic but still a powerful platform for change.

So, on that note….we are now warmly welcoming the start of summer. Time to put a green finger up to global production and mindless consumption by getting out in the garden

 

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2 thoughts on “Green Activism

    carolee said:
    March 11, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I hope you garden for the joy of the process, and the magic that it entails, not out of fear of the future. Gardeners are known for their faith and hope, for the promise that the future brings. You know none of us were supposed to be here right now, because the atomic bomb should have destroyed the earth decades ago, but here we are, still planting and dreaming and tilling the soil.

      confessionsinart responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      I look forward to the collapse of the system rather than fear it. Gardening is a great pastime for keeping things healthy and local, and reconnecting with the earth.

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