The power of Art

Posted: January 12, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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this powerful image was taken by Shannon Dooley at the Climate Change rally at Town Hall on Friday
may this be the tipping point for shifting the dominant paradigm from greed to mending our beautiful broken world

  1. deemallon says:

    I saw footage of the protests and wondered if you were there? This is an amazing portrait — part protest sign, part performance art. Amazing.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) we didn’t make it to the rally as we were both totally knackered from gardening in the heat and smoke that still hangs heavy in the air here in Sydney. The volunteers for the Rural Fire Service and the local communities are heroes whilst the politicians continue to dither & obfuscate.

      • deemallon says:

        I was happy to hear chants for the ouster of your PM.

        • Mo Crow says:

          little Scotty from Marketing, the ex ad man who brought a lump of coal into parliament back in 2017 with a smirk saying it was nothing to be scared of…

          • deemallon says:

            Disgusting. Like the fantasy platform of our dipshit: bringing coal jobs back!! And the idiotic idea that ruining the environment is good for the economy. Never saw an environmental regulation he didn’t want to roll back, especially if Obama put it in place.

            • Mo Crow says:

              the corporations have their puppets in place (Trump, Boris, little Scotty, Bolsonaro et al) to do their bidding & think they have the world stitched up but the people are rising, the tide is turning, ecocide is a crime.

  2. Martine Bos says:

    (Mo)……………………….no words for this………

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Martine))) namaste
      Just finished reading ‘The Starless Sea’ by Erin Morgenstern, loved this quote:
      ‘At one point I asked her if she believed there was magic in the world and she told me, “The world is magic, honeychild.” ‘

  3. nancy says:

    So powerful! Our news has been showing local California firefighters heading out to go help in your country. They bring lots of experience, I’m sure. May these days end and better ones come from the ash. xo

  4. Susan Hemann says:

    I couldn’t agree more!! How are you? You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Praying for Australia, people, animals, and plant life.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susan))) The fires are the worst I’ve witnessed in 51 years of living here in the land down under, the air has been so thick with smoke it feels like smoking a pack of Camel cigarettes without filters most days and we live in the middle of the city, miles away from the fronts to the North, South & West. The fire season started back in early September, friends have been fighting the fires surrounding their 1000 acre property for 3 months now up on Dorrigo Mountain, they are so remote the rural fire service can’t help as their resources are too stretched, fortunately they have the headwaters of two rivers that still have plenty of water & are a communal property with able bodied folk, not young but still standing strong.
      Here’s a link to photo essay from the Edge near Braidwood with Paul and Rowena (Paul was one of the drummers with Old Man Crow between 2008 and 2013)
      & the link to a heart breakingly powerful piece by the Australian author Richard Flanagan in the New York Times

      So many friends have their essentials packed & ready to evacuate up and down the coast, we need some decent rain but with none forecast til the end of the month, it’s a long hard summer.
      other than all that we are still dreaming of moving to the Blue Mountains in the not too faraway and renting a little 100 year old cottage a few blocks back from the edge of the bush… one that knows how to survive bushfires… gardening and making art help to keep some semblance of sanity in an increasingly mad world…
      may 2020 be a year of clear vision

  5. Hope you got the links I sent ok. We are with you. Sending the power of love

  6. Tina says:

    Powerful indeed …

  7. ravenandsparrow says:

    Wow. What a brilliant artistic response to the fires and the political situation.

  8. fiberels says:

    Such devastating fires ….
    (and still careless people !!!!)

  9. Acey says:

    Like Dee I wondered if you were there. Wish I could have been there myself. Have lost two very dear friends to this inferno. We assume. Nobody has heard for an agonizing number of days.

  10. Mo, thanks for the post and the link to John’s photo essay. Braidwood is in our back yard so to speak and yes as Canberrans we do stop there on the way to the coast for our weekly swim. Except we can’t as the Kings Highway remains closed. Last weekend there was a big call for visitors to go to Braidwood to boost the local economy which has crashed as a direct result of the fires cutting the road. We are planning on driving out there later this week to at least have a meal and spend some money.

    We attended the Climate Emergency Rally in Canberra last Friday along with several thousand other people. There is plenty of anger in this city and many of us have far too clear memories of the 2003 fires that killed 4 people and destroyed 500 houses in our city.

    I thought the Richard Flanagan article was fantastic and have recommended to many friends both here and overseas.

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