"All that is born on this planet has a right to live on it." Franz Krajcberg (2)
A second Exhibition at the Halesworth Library is underway: Building on the previous one it endeavours to be a continuation of developing work for this project on deforestation.. It celebrates the diversity of wildlife and plants considering the effects and challenges for the Rainforests when deforestation occurs.
The richness of plants still yet to be discovered now endangered by rapid deforestation's eventual impact upon the eco-systems seem far away, out of sight out of mind from our everyday lives, highlighting the words ..."If a tree falls in the forest....
Originally from Poland Brazilian Artist Franz Krajcberg's sentiments resonate here as he observes the modern world...artistic thinking confirms with sorrow that contemporary society is a commercial machine'... (2)
Krajcberg's Exhibiton in1989 was critically acclaimed...an article in Manchete said " The exhibit awakens the Brazilian to the holocaust of nature"(2a). Another stating how the impact of Mr Krajcberg's "Amazon Cemetery" had caused some to cry. (2a)
In the Interview Krajcberg says "My culture is nature. My work is nature. I must continue to defend nature." and "Art must be for participation." (2a)
The approach to the exhibition's work is twofold- a celebration of nature's diversity and fine balance of eco-systems whilst also informative - giving expression and considering the dilemmas and impact of Rainforest deforestation. A compelling challenge to myself - an aligning with the issue, heightening awareness, seeing the bigger picture...the consequences and toll of deforestation. Finally it is said 'trees are the lungs of our planet.' this concerns all living creatures present and future.
Franz Krajcberg's wise words could resonate here..." I walked through the forest and discovered life...when with nature I think the truth, I speak the truth, I demand myself to be true.When I look at it, I feel in rhythm with birth, death, life's continuity." (2)
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/10/17/arts/using -art-as-a sword-to-defend-brazil-s-forests.html (2a)
www.artfocus.com/krajcberg.html in interview by leon kaplin.(2)