“Artists for Hope” (a collective exhibition by the Algarve Artists Network)
Faro Museum, 11 June – 28 August (Algarve, Portugal)
All artists are showing two paintings each, and my second painting is almost finished.
As the world keeps on turning life goes on, despite all our recent challenges as a global community on this planet. Nature is a seemingly limitless and abundant gift which enables us to live on the Earth. But, as each decade passes, however advanced a civilisation we become, we move further away from nature. Despite our dependence on technology we are all still dependent on the natural world.
Life is always in motion and change is inevitable. We are in the process of constant change as our bodies regenerate themselves, as do the cells in every living being, animal or plant. Human consciousness changes and evolves as we process all that’s happening to us, individually as artists and on a global level.
As climate change and natural disasters; fires, floods, rising sea levels, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions destroy the forests and ecosystems we depend on, this exhibition shares a visible message of hope for a sustainable future for the planet.
Art is a fundamental way of communicating visually to a responsive audience. Artists contribute by expressing hope for the new world through their art and creativity. Members of the AAN observe, examine and reflect on their relationship, their connection and disconnection with nature in these changing times. Fed by their unique memories, feelings, sensations and experiences they express and communicate through their art, celebrating the eternal beauty and wonders of life in this universe and on this Earth and thereby awaken the viewer to their own experiences, reminding us all that there is always Hope.
Artists taking part:
BRIGITTE von HUMBOLDT
CLAUS von OERTZEN