Title– “Everything is connected”
Description– “Corona holds a mirror that reflects our relationship with ourselves, with the Earth, with each other and with the broader systems we live in.” Marian Brehmer
I see the pandemic as a disruption of our unsustainable consumer culture and the rat race that we have organized our lives around. A pause to think and reflect on the damage being done to the natural world and the cost we are paying, in relation to the disintegration of our mind, body, and spirit.
However, doors of crisis can open to hallways of opportunity. We must take the opportunity to learn from the current situation, to experiment and reinvent our existing systems that are developed for profiting from the earth, and a lack of consideration and empathy towards the animal world.
I was moved to co-create the ancient and modern. Joining these divergent images of the past and the present, I intended to represent the journey of our interconnected reality, highlighting our self-centered, disconnected ways, where we display nature and its creatures on our bodies, oblivious to the huge cost incurred in bringing the material to us.