Earth Hour 2018

Yesterday evening some of us turned off the lights to mark Earth Hour. To briefly, symbolically, pay attention to the harm we are doing every day by the way we live on the planet. A feeble gesture no doubt. Can a drip, drip of small individual acts eventually add up to a system change? Probably not. But system change is what is needed and sooner than eventually…

Drawn during Earth Hour by candlelight.

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Watercolour

Self-portrait – I thought I should make some use of the watercolour pad I bought a couple of months ago, so:

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I considered cropping out the especially out-of-control yellow patch top left, but what the hey – ‘warts and all’.

Playing/experimenting

Starting from a rather unsuccessful charcoal drawing of crumpled paper, added water soluble ink and a little bit of tinted pencil shading and some red watercolour and a thin wash background:

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Boosting the image in a computer seemed to make it stronger, so I added more watercolour to try and get the same effect on paper:

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Red, blue and green (a storyboard)

If politics =

red versus blue

left versus right

mutual interdependence versus individual freedom to choose

public goods versus private property rights,

is green more red than blue?

 

(rotating the left-right axis to draw expanding circles of concern)

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(panning down across the circles and out again)

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(zooming in)

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(fin)