So drawn to this article and Gormley's take on the way the city of London is developing. He says he does not make his work with the intention to entertain or distract he wants his work to be the catalyst to making us see how extraordinary our lives are already! 50% of the population now live in a city environment; and environment which has been humanly constructed. Because of this we are becoming immune to relating to the world around us. These city scapes are being taken over by corporate industries, redeveloped and then left abandoned. The soul out of the city of London is slowly disappearing. The texture and real life/society is being supress by blindly walking into a world of 'cappuccinos & smartphones' suppressing creativity and imagination. Human nature only makes sense of nature; the seasons and elements; we 'feel' and 'experience' the change in the seasons and weather patterns; we live our lives according to them not to a concrete jungle. A city needs new ideas and creative richness to be vibrant.
In my small way this is how I want people to see my work; for the viewer to take stock and relish the beauty in the little things the natural world, the real and textured world. To think about how they place themselves within the world/space they dwell.
My quest to find an opportunity to have my 'organic' work displayed in the city of London is strong!!
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