Our Insanity

Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it’s the rule. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886.

I have heard of Nietzsche but must confess I am not familiar with his work. His statement though rings true with me and my own conclusions are that we, as a species, have gone INSANE! With all our knowledge, scientific know-how, technology and so-called sophistication in this modern age, we marvel at our achievements but in reality have become disassociated, disillusioned, disoriented, discontent. We are by nature selfish, exploitative and cruel, and harbour this childish ‘head-in-the-sand’ notion that we can take and do whatever we want without consequence, most often with corporate, bureaucratic and/or legislative e…

What a year it has been!

To all my dear Bubbler mates, it’s exactly one year since I joined Redbubble, and what a year it has been! This time last year my first photo Fairy Realm was uploaded and it was a milestone for me, being the official ‘first step’ of my artistic journey. My very first viewing, comment, and favourite was by Vicki Ferrari, only minutes after my joining. She also added me to her watchlist. Needless to say, I was totally stoked!

As many of you may know, Epilepsy has been part of my life since being diagnosed in late 2009. My story about mental illness can be seen here. Photography has been the one activity that gives me some relief by being a focal point I can channel energy into. A friend also encouraged me to edit my photos so I was introduced to Lightzone, a very straightf…