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W: 610mm x H: 860mm
W: 24" x H: 34"
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Humankind and our impact on this Planet
Human-kind…. "Kind" being a sick joke!!! There is nothing kind about us, we have killed, tortured, eaten, destroyed, murdered, maimed and experimented on almost every fellow species on this planet, and continue to do so. We have put ourselves in charge and built a false throne and crowned our selves king, we now sit in judgement and rule using the laws we have written, and these laws of clause favour us….they give us the right to continue destroying. If we disagree with these laws there will be organisations, groups, and intellectuals that will push countless documents and books in front of us proving they are right, and of clause it is all there, we have read it, heard it and seen it all before. But does it make it right? Well my answer to this is, look at what we have done and continue to do….it is staring us in the face, nature is flexing its muscles and telling us it can't take much more, we have upset the balance and are now in the "catch 22" situation (see drawing Catch 22). Nature must shudder when it sees us coming over the horizon walking along the path, as we walk we break, kill, litter and pollute, when we stop and sit for a bit the circle of destruction gets bigger, when we decide to settle and build a home it is devastating. How many Spiders, Ants, Wasps, and Snakes etc do we simply kill because they have entered our space "garden or home"?
Our soul purpose in life seems to be to procreate, make little clones of ourselves. Our natural instinct is such. Our only real need is Food and Water, anything more than that is simple greed.
The minute we are born we start polluting, we leave this trail of destruction and filth behind us, as we move forward we eat and destroy our way through whatever is in our way, when we look behind us the trail of garbage, death, and filth is plain to see. The problem? Quite simply there are too many people. The big question at the moment is what do we do? Well the unrealistic solution is to get rid of humans and the world will simply recover, the only other solution is to stop breeding at the rate we have been, and lastly we seriously need to change our ways and realise that we are dangerously greedy.
I write this knowing that all who read it will relate to some of the points but will probably not act on any of them, it is simply too hard and will take too much effort. So my friends we all suffer together, Will we destroy this planet and all our fellow creatures, is this our nature?
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Anthony is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Life is reality, art is fantasy, without fantasy what is life? Lol Ant.
March Solo Ehibition Ballito KZN & SPCA.
May Silverstar Casino Food, Wine and Design Show
June Silverstar Casino
Aug Melrose Arch
May: Figure Drawing exhibition Parkhurst Group exbo
Jan Imbizo Gallery. Solo exbo. Nudes with a difference
May Imbizo Gallery .Group exbo "small work "
June Hyde Park Art Festival Rotary Club
Aug Imbizo Black & white Group exbo
Oct Henry Tayler Gallery Child Wellfair
Dec Imbizo Gallery Spots,dots,stripes and curves.
Feb Kizo Art Gallery Natal
April Bedfordview Jhb
May Kizo Art Gallery Natal
Aug Paint + Palette Jhb
Oct Figure and Form Bamboo Café Jhb
Oct St Margarets church
Nov Imbizo Gallery. Solo exbo. A celebration of the human body.
Nov Paint + Palette Jhb
Nov Greenstone Jhb.
June Ekurhuleni Final Top 100 Jhb
Sep Paint + Palette Jhb.
Press articles featuring my work
South African Art Times Feb 2008
Natal Sunday Tribune Feb 2008
Sunday Week Feb 2008
The Independent "Arts and Pleasure" Feb 2008
Ilanga LangeSonto Natal April 2008
Daily News April 2008
Get'it Magazine Bedfordview / Edenvale Aug 2008
Life & Style Jan 2009
Edenvale News Paper Dec 2009
Get'it Magazine KZN 2011
Demonstrations and Talks
Nov 2009: Paint and Palette art group Portraits and figure demo.
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