in some parts of the world
ocean tides rise as
moonbeams flutter on whitecaps
and sea anemone with velvet tendrils
feed in pristine coral reefs . . .
in other corners of the globe
chainsaws transform forests
into industrial wood chips
while bulldozers bury earth as
smoke belches from exhaust pipes
& junk food passes
from plastic wrappers
to rotting intestines . . .
. . . ugghhh . . .
Our world is deeply out-of-sync with nature.
Yeah, this reminds me ah zhings I'd rather not zhink ahh.
Precisely! Doesn't eco-art function as a reminder? We need a social conscience . . .
(laughing sarcastically) Ha! Too many people have Disneyfied ideas about what art should be: they only want stuff that's sweet & cuddly. Sometimes we need reminders that the world is not always that way.
Maybe it's zhe other way around: I see so much crap in everyday life zhat sometimes I want sumdin' sweet & cuddly. I think of art as countermeasure against global insanity.
Art has the potential to change the way we view the world. In our culture, there's generally not enough art. How many people "live art" each moment?
(raising his eyebrows) Huh? I'm afraid global insanity will continue despite art.