Act and wonder

 Image via Dezeen

Image via Dezeen

No choice but to change. We have hit a major marker in our path forward both in politics and the natural environment. How we live , where we live and the future as we hope it to be. This is a time for clarity in how we see ourselves, how we are and how we need to be. The reality of our living.

This is not an issue of choice. Our time of bounty has passed. It is a strong matter of the future, to have a future. To not just save the sinking ship but to build a new one, not an arc but a rocket, fueled by idea, wonder and bravery. Guided by hope and will.

 Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer

What will save us is our creative mind and collective drive, our acceptance of how things are and what can be. The responsibility to the facts and humanity, though flawed and lost. Hope and change in a material world.

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“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin

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This is a time to both act and to wonder. To upset the patriarchy and steer a new course. Our government is broken, but the future needn’t be. We have within us the capability, we are in fact adaptable. Having created greatness in our histories, we can create greatness for your futures. Now. We must allow the dreamers to foresee, the writers to inspire and the creators to build. This will be our ground work. Our pebbled path forward. Saviors.

 Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects

We see the task before us and know the fear within us, the only choice is there is no choice. To fight the great fight and dream a bigger dream.

CB 10/21/18

Complexity

Complexity has a tendency to overshadow our everyday, even the simplest of tasks. Symptomatic of a fever that flairs, this is life, our current condition.

Within complexity there are pockets of simple deeds, beauty tended and actions taken. All in gesture of a better balance, a clearer present and a future forward.

It is however complexity that is having its way, contradicting basic morality, fusing itself with an underbelly better left dying. A complex simplicity that is disorienting and infuriates, leaving society divided. Lady Justice unbalanced.

There are no mixing of words here. See it for what it is, a wound unbound. No clear solution but to push, eyes open, determined. Common decency is innate as fight or flight , we know this and simplicity will find this.

My simplicity is to favor less words and open space. Dig deeper, act further and follow my path of truest intentions.



CB 10/02/18



 James Austin Murray-Lyons Wier Gallery

James Austin Murray-Lyons Wier Gallery

Truth

 Carl Barnett Design/Studio~Untitled (02/09/17)

Carl Barnett Design/Studio~Untitled (02/09/17)

Moving forward does not require the preciseness of plan.

It does however ask of faith, not knowing what’s to come is a necessary marker of change.

It is this journey that tells us who we are, exposes lies and truths.

But it is truth that hurts the most as it pulls at our egos.

Truth provides for silence and softens the inner rattle.

Together they are our contemporary alchemy.

Clarity in the noise of lies.

CB 09/30/18



Intention

Meaning is something I often work through in my mind these days, our era of troubled politics and life as we know it. The intent of all that I do resurfaces, a needed airing out as laundry on a line.

 Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

There are many ways to approach a creative arena style wise, but it is the why that clarifies intention. This is what often circles within my mind, the why before the what, especially now, as I dig up and bury resolution.

 John Sheppard Studio

John Sheppard Studio

There is a bigger picture that most excites me, the utility of design. What design can do. The inspiration of the creative mind, making and doing. This is what raises my passion. Enfolding the makers into an interior space creates a lasting impact, a tapping into emotion, evoking thought and inspiring better living. It is through the support of the creative arenas within a simplified space that I hope to evoke meaning and facilitate nourishment for mind and body. This is my intention, my why.

 Kate Casey of Peg Woodworking

Kate Casey of Peg Woodworking

 Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

It is this layering within space that I intend a counter to our everyday. To ease and evoke, inspire and to be inspired. This is what the creative mind can do, what our making does. It is this I intend, what gives me reason. To offer a resolve, a small gesture if only for a moment. A creative resolution of utility and passion.










CB 09/25/18