There are often expectations to push a material to & beyond its boundaries when pursuing a design, form or idea so that is original & unexpected. This usually results in considerable wasted material & failures but is also an invaluable way of making new discoveries that you wouldn’t figure out in your head alone.

But what if the material is a limited resource? Would we treat it differently if we knew there was no more & held it with its deserved reverence?
Should we perceive a situation of ‘supply & limited supply’ as flawed because treating everyday materials as if they are limitless seems to be a large part of the ecological trouble with our world?
How would we alter our methods to make our practice sensitive to sustainability while still remaining exploratory & inventive?

And how would we change our personal habits to make our own life system supportive of the place we all reside in rather than demanding the place support our own lifestyle choices?

I’m interested in the questioning that arises in the cross-over of art & life perspective. It may take longer to find a resolved work, demands more contemplation & considered decisions, but maybe this thinking is the most valued part of the reflective process, even more so than the finished product?

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