Beatrice and River's end farm
Walker bay, Western Cape, South Africa

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Story & Experience

It’s been a few years, entering bird images with a tiny garbage project initially. Over the years, the area receiving my attention has grown. The garbage has taken different forms. Round-up (glyphosate) openly being used in the gardens of a supposedly organic vineyard, in the name of faster progress. A quarry, grown explosively far beyond the environmentally sane proportions, in the name of progress and faster movement (note the quarry in back of photo). And the bird, made from plastic ropes found at the beach of our stunning coast, plus burned wood. I can only fullheartedly confirm, that stepping into artistic action when feelings of despair and sadness come up, helps… Not just self, but all! Thank you for this energy and project.

Why this Place?

Walker bay, Western Cape, South Africa

There are so many attacks on nature in the name of progress and supposed people’s needs…there are so many unconscious acts that need attention,there are so many ways we fail to honor that which sustains us all. We live in a seemingly pristine area of natural beauty here close to Walker bay,with vineyards and fynbos and ocean air, and yet it happens daily that nature’s resources are violated. I hear her calling for love.

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