Marcel Scheur, the original Dutch artist, is amazed by the climate-change deal struck in Paris this weekend. "It is wonderful that decades of top level negotiations have led to these historic agreements. He goes on "More important then an agreement is the realisation by every single individual that we have to treat the earth as a living organism which we can hurt and do hurt. Wounding her by our behaviour and lack of care.
To say "Sorry earth!" - every single day - Would be a good. For starters.
He goes on: "Fundamental personal reduction in consumption apart from changing our day to day behaviour in our direct environment will make waves of regeneration far beyond global and government regulations and agreements. Drawing, no dragging, mankind out of the ever graviting isolation of mass consumption. Turning the deeply felt carelessness of every single individual into the gratifying fruits of choice for the individual and common good. Giving power to the people in the process. The only way to go, me thinks"
The successful artist, living and working in London, creates largely to affect positive societal, if not humanitarian, change underpinned by his mantra: Life Is Beautiful, Always.
Painting - "The Face of the Earth" 24x32inch. Oiled it.