The face in the mirror won’t stop n.3
Oil on aluminium 220cmx170cm
I really want to start going to the gym but I’m scared because of my asthma. Sometimes walking up a couple flight of stairs makes it so difficult to breathe. I am so short of breath right now from doing so little movement and it’s discouraging me.
Our technological prowess is causing us to harm our own earth severely. We’re so focused on the economy - so focused on worshipping money and converting our life to it, that we’ve forgotten to care for and bring awareness to the ecological crisis and nature given to us. Overtime, we’ve become obsessed with replicating money, letting it define our purpose in this world and within our society. There’s a huge disconnect between self and nature. We’ve become so distant, and alienated from the reality of our spiritual nature. We’ve all become so immersed into our daily life and our lifestyle status, and it’s scary. Creations of corporations and globalization completely dominate our world. It’s as though, you’re either a person, or property. Nature is seen as a property in times of today, and all of this prevents us from change. We haven’t done much, but threaten our planet.
After thinking back to all the disasters happening in our world and seeing the horrific images, it makes me realize how selfish we are. We put ourselves before anything. We put ourself and our desires before nature. We’re not listening to what nature is telling us and instead we carry on with our lives, as though no crisis is going on. We need to realize that nature has rights too.
The problem isn’t global warming. The problem isn’t consumerism. The problem isn’t anything but a symptom of our problem. The problem is the way we’re thinking. It’s all on us. This beautiful earth was gifted to us and all we’re doing is destroying our world. It all stems from the way our culture is and all on our human desire. Our material desires are out of hand and they keep expanding, becoming totally and completely unbalanced. We’ve lost touch with our nature. We’ve lost the beauty of this world and we fill this gap by conquering the world with our permanent and growing desires. We put our needs before nature’s needs. It’s sad to see all of these disasters happen, and see how incredibly selfish we humans are. We’ve been gifted with the gorgeous seas, the gorgeous atmosphere, the gorgeous mountains and so forth. And all we’ve done is dominate it and forget about it. We only are aware of the beauty once in a blue moon, and that’s sad. We’ve taken advantage of our planet.
Let’s think about how we’re living. What are we without money? What are we without our materialistic belongings? What are we as a person? How are we living? What do we use? Do we eat organic foods? Do we compost? Recycle? How do we treat this world? Do we waste electricity? How often do you use a car? How often do you walk? How often are you efficient? How often are we enveloped into this consumerist world? How do we think in relation between self and nature?
Visual thoughts. Round three of a student documenting my process every 3 seconds. Here is the result of me sitting there with pens and pencils for 30 minutes.
This drawing made me so happy actually.
Finished two and a half papers tonight. Feeling productive.