Sometimes it is hard to make up my mind whether I should stay in and weave or go out and ski. I like both immensely and I also know that if I'd only do one of the two for a long time something would go ...because the outdoors are often my inspiration and without that the creating of art would become dull. Of course there is more what inspires me than the weather and the outdoor like our heritage, philosophy and trends. But the outdoors and weather is the background to human creation. Creation that has turned life into the inside. Inside is our towns, villages, buildings and vehicles. Our power plants and plans to control.
Humans can't control the weather yet. There are aims to do so in order to get rain to certain regions and have it stay away from other places. But the weather and the forces have a mind of their own beyond the power of human. Humans can send ships across the seas and thought space to other planets. Yes indeed. But to control the whole entire beast, the earth, the space and the other forces, no. Just as well as human is a rather greedy creature and too often without control.
We notice change of climate. We can see that it is partly because of our acts of pollution. But I don't think you can proof that, we are too small and young. There have been changes on earth's climate before our great pollutions and there have been huge incidents that killed a big deal of life on earth, The survivors kept on going with life. Nothing is eternal .The only sure fact of life is that we will die.
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.