Rachel Arthur
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Paul Klee made experiments in light and colour with paint and ink in the heyday of Bauhaus. He was interested in abstraction in the natural world and ancient harmony in a time of political chaos and was party to the exciting birth of modernism in Europe.
It's true that the industrialisation of the earlier 20th century has developed an affluent society where our primary needs are being fulfilled. However, as a result of the privatisation of public assets, and rapid overdevelopment, we find ourselves living in an economy rather than a society where people's concerns about mortgage repayments are overshadowing their concerns about our society's future.
Perhaps, then, Klee was exploring the effects of industrialisation on the wellbeing of society a hundred years ago.
We are fortunate to live in a country of peace where food is plentiful and the natural environment is rich with native birds, animals and plantlife. It is our responsibility to take care of the natural world for our future and our families. It is vital that we remind ourselves of our intrinsic connectedness to the natural world and our place within it.
Plenty is about being thankful for what we have.

eternal bliss
multifaceted vase with raindrop pattern
monument in fertile country
polyphonic tree of life with egrets
samford valley landscape
shimmering shapes
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