As industrial farming grows, the traditional countryside view of green fields, trees, crops and animals gives way to polytunnels, coated aluminium sheet roofing, concrete yards, greenhouses and floating sea cages.
As the population of the World grows, we demand more food from the earth and ocean than it can produce naturally. In an attempt to communicate this to those who reproduce in their millions without slowing down, I have started to sketch a series of ideas for future paintings.
This is my first sketch:
Title: Green Belt Grey Belt. 28cm x 20cm. Pencil and ink.
“Something’s happening and it’s happening right now” sang the Stranglers in “Something Better Change”
Some people are still too blind to see it but others grapple with change to make sure it’s for the better.
We grapple at The HoBB.
We grapple over breakfast, through each day, and by the log fires deep into the night. We grapple with ways to communicate change and to help people understand change. We grapple with changes that are hard to stomach and those that themselves need changing.
We do this by thinking of the unexpected, flying in the face of the normal, diving into ever new action and ever-moving forward. As change can be a slow boat, we research and find ways to speed it up. Over one fast-moving morning, we focused on metamorphic image and here’s about 5% of the results:
We’re here for the open-minded and very practical grapplers. Change your views with us and work to change ours.