This is the second installment (see: Seekin’ Shelter) of looking at our environment and the responsibility to protect it and nourish it. Initially I was inspired while reading about the native american tribes and how they lived in harmony with nature. Not only did they understood their place in it, but more than that they felt they were to protect it and nourish it so they could continue to depend on it for the future.
When the Europeans discovered and begun to populate the american continent, they viewed the environment and land as something to conquer and profit from, rather than to live from and embrace it. A consequence of this avaricious mentality was the constant harrasment and eventual demise of the native population. In the meantime, deforestation of the land, annihilation of the major animal herds and species and pollution of the streams and rivers followed.
It gets me really going to see how we destroy our own “nest” in the pursuit of quick profits. Let’s turn the page, let’s stop this nonsense!
When thinking of how to develop and express these complex thoughts into images, I chose to use colors and the lack of them. Also, to accentuate the irony of how we protect and nourish posessions and art but disrespect our environment, I show music instruments, clocks, skulls contrasted with living beings and water. Music can be delicate and pleasant to the ears and it makes us feel better, so does nature…
Elements used in this production:
Music: Pesante ma largamente sostenuto by Mat64 @ http://www.Freemusicarchive.org (remix – Leo Bar)
Photography: Tambako the Jaguar @ Flickr.com (zoo animals); Leo Bar
Art, Animation and HDR: Leo Bar
Hope you enjoy this piece,