The weather is unseasonably warm; record breaking temperatures up to 20c above seasonal norms. Frogs are singing, 2 months ahead of schedule. Everyone (but me, it seems) is happy about this.
Was it five years ago that everyone was raving about Al Gore’s award winning documentary, The Inconvenient Truth? Global warming, was briefly on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
Attention spans are short.
Even the Stop Kony video (and nope, I didn’t see it myself), is already yesterdays news. Funny thing is, Global Warming wasn’t even news in 2006, as it is OLD knowledge. It’s been a concern for me since the late 70’s (yep, that old), and it’s effects were factored into many of the sci-fi’s I read as a teenager.
Try The Sheep Look Up, by John Brunner, a novel I never finished as it hit too close to home (and it was 15 years old when I read it). I’m not sure if it would even qualify as science fiction now.
And for the illiterate, Charlie Jade, an awesome television series that absolutely nails it in giving warning to where our lives of excess will lead us. We are getting closer to Charlie’s world every day.
And the worse thing is, we’re just behaving like the proverbial frog in hot water---Mmmm… great day for a dip in the hot tub (until you realize you can’t climb out again).
Well, now after that rant, back to the drawing board, wondering why I bother. Does any of it mean anything?
PS. Artwork is a polystyrene print on black acrylic ground, 4"x6" (small art for a small planet) on 8x10 paper. I haven't named it yet, and can't number it, as I did five variations, but I'm not yet sure if more than one makes it to the finish line.