CREATIVE CITY =
Melbourne is named 'World's Most Liveable City' for the seventh consecutive year in 2017 by the Economist Intelligence Unit. This makes me rather proud of my address and photographic subject.
The City of Melbourne's Arts Strategy 2014-2017 outlines a bold, creative, sustainable cultural capital.
The 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development include Goal 11, Sustainable Cities And Communities.
I live in Melbourne and in the world. How do I play my part as artist + local/global citizen? I live and make art in certain conscious ways.
I SUPPORT GOAL 11
I ADVOCATE CREATIVE, SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
FOR A CREATIVE, SUSTAINABLE MELBOURNE + WORLD
My URBAN MESH pictures began as casual train window observations of the Melbourne cityscape. A train or tram window view is a romantic perspective of the city I think vs the more usual ground view one gets when driving around looking (and perhaps cursing) for parking space.
I don't take for granted how my URBAN MESH concept came to me on the train. I'm producing more photographic work with street portraiture + natural environment content much the same way.
Negotiating Melbourne (and other city) streets by foot or public transport, on my bicycle or rollerblades has also proved the healthier (for me and the environment), more fun and creative way around the metropolis and travelling in general.
Albert Einstein said:
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."