Spirited Arts 2021
Stewardship Vs Dominion
The piece discusses God's Good Earth and it encompasses the fight between stewardship and dominion. It shows that, as human beings, we do not have a collective agreement that we should be stewards of the earth and people who are trying to save the planet are still fighting against individuals and businesses who deny climate change or don’t understand the urgency that is required to do something before it is too late.
The absence of the earth in my artwork conveys the idea that the earth is too far gone to imagine a future with it as it is today. This is why I have chosen to represent the moon instead, as it symbolises change. It is located in the place where the person’s heart would be to show that we all need to be willing to change our ideas and the way we have always done things and play our part in helping to save the planet, if that is even still possible. My artwork shows that we can be hopeful that everybody's heart will change and that we can disregard all belief that we have dominion over the planet and see ourselves instead as stewards of "God’s good earth?".