Ecological concepts of continuity and interdependence are renegade forces. They not only transform existing patterns of material consumption and production, they destabilize social values and disrupt aesthetic conventions. Even the notion of beauty is overhauled by the ecological mandate to embrace all aspects of the life cycle – decay as well as growth. Artists who demonstrate radical beauty are renegade aestheticists. They demonstrate that the greening of society depends as much upon revising human values as reforming human behaviors.
Rowan leaves with hole – Andy Goldsworthy
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
– Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
The real voyage to discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
– Marcel Proust
You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.
Henry David Thoreau
clouds via ::dandroid::
I think some young people want a deeper experience. Some people just wanna be hit over the head and, you know, if then they [get] hit hard enough maybe they’ll feel something. You know? But some people want to get inside of something and discover, maybe, more richness. And I think it will always be the same; they’re not going to be the great percentage of the people. A great percentage of the people don’t want a challenge. They want something to be done to them — they don’t want to participate. But there’ll always be maybe 15% maybe, 15%, that desire something more, and they’ll search it out — and maybe that’s where art is, I think. (via)
concept of inspiration – bill evans by Kelly McGee
Every time we go out into the world we can choose to be alert to see what we’ve not seen before. A trip to the corner store can contain a multitude of universes. It only requires a conscious decision to “Tune In” and activate all the senses to be open to what we don’t know yet.