Saturday 31 October 2009

Those Burning Eyes

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of my shadow. Just a bit of contrast added to bring out my pwetty eyes a bit better, lol ;D

I love going for walks and often I come across simple scenes that remind me just how terrific and well organized life on this planet is. We often forget that every little thing around us is a miracle of natural engineering, nothing is coincidence and everything is marvelous, mysterious and magnificent, once you start thinking about it! Humans always think that they are the big Kahuna's on Earth and the crown of Evolution/Creation/Whatever you believe in, but even the tiniest flower growing somewhere (that we often step on carelessly and without an eye for the beauty of life) is so well composed and perfectly assembled, that we could not recreate is, no matter how hard we try!

We surely are good at producing consumer goods that often just serve to address our boredom while in the process destroying the planet we so depend on, just think about the poor people in China and other global Sweatshop countries that have to suffer from horrible pollution and changing genetic structures in their bodies, only so that we can buy cheap things made out of poisonous plastic that we'll throw out after a short time, to rot away in some landfill for the next 2 million years!

Are we really that stoopid?! Unfortunately yes! Unfortunately we are also so powerful, ready, able and willing to burn down the house we're living in, as long as it's filled with shiny, glittery things that give us short-term satisfaction only to be abandoned as soon as we see the next shiny, glittery thing for a couple of bucks in a shop window.

Luckily I believe in the good in people, otherwise I'd have to keep those pretty yellow eyes of mine closed most of the time to avoid seeing this madness :)

Stop and think before you consume, you could save the planet simply by not buying all those things you don't need :))

Thank you for making this planet a better place for the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees...and of course us humans!


Saturday November 7th you can see lots of my wicked reflections on a BIG screen during the Museumnacht at the Stadsarchief at the Vijzelstraat 32, 1017 HL Amsterdam, from 19:00 - 02:00!


On October the 4th a new Art exhibition started at the 'ABC Treehouse' in Amsterdam, featuring 10 of my wicked puddle reflections :D

The theme is "AMS * NYC * AMS an artistic look at a 400 year affair". Exhibition and Special Events, 4 October – 29 November 2009. At the ABC Treehouse, Voetboogstraat 11, 1012XK Amsterdam (the link goes to Google Maps).

Public viewing hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Time 13h00 to 18h00. Free admission.

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