earth day

After a few days of chilly and cloudy days we have summer again here.
As I planned a trip to Japan in a few weeks I've been working without weekends and holidays. But I'm not missing the lovely sunshine. We have a great terrace corridor outside our studio and am working out there some time. The clay dries really quickly and it's been great to work with the material and the process.

This time with the troubles with the nuclear plants in Fukushima, we really have to think about the sustainable way to produce energy. I am not a specialist so can't do any suggestions but I hope we'll find a way. And the only thing I could do is to be conscious of the environment. There are some people who gave us the ideas of the nature, the earth and how to communicate with them. (And there have been a lot of arguments about the environment as the other or a part of you: the nature to conquer or the nature to work with.) Japanese had been good at working with the nature but we might have been conceited with the modern technology.

Here is a quote to think on the earth day. A quote from 'Operating manual for Spaceship Earth' by Buckminster Fuller.
"Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking."



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