This painting is looking into modern farming techniques of permaculture.
"Permaculture works with nature to make a better world for all. By observing the natural world we can see a set of principles at work. Permaculture design uses these principles to develop integrated systems that provide for our needs of food, shelter, energy and community in ways that are healthy and efficient. We can use permaculture design methods to improve the quality and productivity of our individual lives, our society and our environment." taken from
I came across this work from a documentary on the BBC, I loved the way all levels of farming were worked on and allowed by nature to flourish. Below ground, above ground and tree level were all used to grow food stuffs. Getting away from our high carb diet which uses vast amounts of land this farming technique highlighted, pulses, nuts, veg and berries as a more sustainable diet for a ever increasing population. less land for a bigger yield and a better diet.
A great article yesterday in the Independent looked to how numbers of Honey Bees globally are in mass decline. Pesticides a decline in flowering plants and parasites are all in debate to the cause. I want to highlight the point of nature and how the bees are the biggest pollinators of our food sources. Now how much money and resources would this take without the Bees!? Many monetary factors never include the amazing work done by nature, for free... It’s this resource that needs the most protection, without Bees we are fucked... Homo Rapiens.
Egg eating birds in the wild will always leave one egg in the nest, otherwise where will their food come from? We need to go back and relearn from our fellow animals.
This painting is referencing anti capitalist thoughts.
I am someone who feels that the expanding capitalist system is not the best all encompassing global philosophy that benefits humanity's well being.
It does seem that despite efforts, the gap between rich and poor is expanding. There's an article I know exists in an old issue of New Scientist that explains this "gap" will only increase with our residing state of politics. I need to get my hands on this essay...
Obviously, humans have always bartered and exchanged good for goods... I don't have answers, i have questions to explore and a lot to learn. But I do have a strong sense of ethics and know greed is probably one of our greatest threats. Bankers... Know thyself...