We can’t fail to notice that the weather has gone a little crazy, just lately. Worldwide we are being subject to severe weather, from heatwaves, floods and freezes, gale force winds and earthquakes and tidal waves.
Global warming cannot be ignored. It is here.
Some might say that the fish are angry. I have a really good friend called Mervyn Syna who is a very wonderful talented artist and poet, part of a wonderful East London Poetry and Spoken Word Group, Red Army Fiction. He has been telling everyone for some time now that the fish are angry. I think we are starting to understand what he means.
We have disturbed the equilibrium of our planet and now we are feeling the consequences.
I had these thoughts in the front of my head when I received the next lot of images from Fabulous Fashionista and outsider artist Sue Kreitzman, for her next customised garment: a kimono. One of them resonated deeply with the fish theme: here was a wonderful image of a mermaid with a happy fish on her head , with the words ‘Return the fish to the sea’ written around the image. It was as if the fish had come to me personally to deliver another message.
The last painting was of a woman with two clocks, one on her head with the legend ” Time quickly passes” around the clock face, and another clock on her abdomen. Could this be a reference to a woman’s biological clock?
Putting all these paintings into one garment had the effect of creating a very strong message. Choose love ( for the planet) Return the fish to the sea ( stop polluting their home!) and do it now, we’re running out of time ( time quickly passes) .
I can’t wait to see Sue wearing it .
I’m sure the fish will be very satisfied their message is getting through. They chose artists to be their messengers. Clever fish.
If you are interested in commissioning your own piece of wearable art, drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall chat.