Tag Archives: Environment

Where Should the Makers Be?

I came from a place that wasn’t particularly supportive of its artists, or so it seemed to me.  It wasn’t particularly supportive of its entrepreneurs, academics or technologists either.  It wasn’t too keen on becoming the next chic artistic hub, … Continue reading

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Fantasy Humanity

Imagine if somebody decided to declare active and total war on one of the most brilliant manifestations of nature.  Let’s say that in the name of ecology, sustainability and saving the planet, somebody sought to destroy all orchids, as an … Continue reading

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Improvisation

When we were growing up, this was one of my dad’s favourite words.  Whenever we got stuck on a problem and didn’t know how to solve it, whether that was planning a new barbeque construction ( a veritable Australian shrine, … Continue reading

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Artisan Factory Tours

This is a sweeping generalisation, but I love factory tours.  Any time I get to see how something is made, where I can see talented artisans creating things, with their hands, minds and with devilishly clever and intricately thought out … Continue reading

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Creativity and Survival

Every now and then, you read something that challenges your assumptions and makes you rethink your beliefs.  This article was one case in point:  http://www.context.org/iclib/ic27/orr/ . What struck me about this article, which dates back to 1991, was that it … Continue reading

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Captivity

Watching the news this morning, I learned that apes in captivity have an increasingly alarming problem with cardiovascular disease.  Just like humans.  Could it be inactivity, or the food they eat?  Maybe, but it struck me that the word that … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Truth and Beauty

Something big is happening.  Things have been changing for quite a while.  Are you aware of what’s happening?  Have you been trying to ignore it or deny it?  If you are an artist, you cannot have missed this.  But do … Continue reading

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