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Art Reveal Magazine

LITTLE THINGS

(RE-THINK, RE-USE, RE-PURPOSE)

By Francesca Busca

Contemporary living is based upon the idea that whatever we need, we buy; everything is made with one very specific purpose, and is discarded once its purpose is fulfilled (even for a one-off use) or at the first sign of wear and tear. Unfortunately, this is no longer sustainable. Disposable Living is a luxury we can no longer afford. We are filling the world with rubbish, often made of artificial materials which take an eternity to dissolve. Made to help us live better, they will survive us – and kill us in the process. How? Plastic ends up on land and in rivers and oceans, where animals and vegetables assimilate some of it which then enters into our bodies through ingestion. It suffocates vegetation and animals, slowly but steadily destroying our eco-system. We cannot burn it, as it would quickly and heavily pollute the air. If we keep going at this rate, we will ALL be overtaken by our own rubbish. Am I exaggerating? I truly hope so.  It would likely be the case if we found suitable, sustainable alternatives. In the meantime, how about we RE-THINK our style of life? We are ALL part of ONE ecosystem. How about we RE-USE? Apparently, we are the most intelligent creatures on the Planet. Let us put that brainpower to good use! Let us appreciate what we have, treat things with the respect they deserve, and use them and RE-USE them creatively, until they really have fully served their purpose. And even then, let us RE-PURPOSE them! Where and when did we lose the capacity to think with our own minds, and cease to enjoy exploiting our brilliant creativity in everyday life? This is what this little exhibition is about: stimulating our minds, provoking thoughts, encouraging us to look beyond our individual needs and stretch our vision to the big picture. To understand that every Little Thing helps. If we want to make the world a better place, WE CAN DO IT. Each and every single one of us, together. With Little Things. P.S.: I am accepting Little Things as a “Payment in Kind(ness)” towards any of 10 of my artworks on sale for an equivalent of £1-£20 each towards the price of the artwork. Just take a picture of your Little Thing, tag me on IG, FB or LinkedIn, identify it as #littlethings #paymentinkindness and its number, and I will keep track! Please refer to my website for a list of rewarding Little Things you can do...and why not start by bringing your own glass to fill at the PV on 10th May?

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Art Reveal Magazine no. 38  

Damaris Athene, Francesca Badea, KA Bird, James Blamires, Anthony D Kelly, Julie De Abreu, David Dunne, Jessica Goodwin, Jessica Grady, Davi...

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