CLAIRE MILNER

ANIMA MUNDI

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The collection entitled Anima Mundi or World Soul, represents a single unifying spirit present in every living being, an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, which relates to our world in a similar way as the soul is connected to the human body.

“This world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence ... a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.” Plato

The broad concept of the collection spotlights the interconnectedness of all living things and more specifically the damage caused by humans to other species when there is a disconnect. The peacock is a recurring motif as an allegory of vanity and self indulgence. Another recurring motif in this collection is the camera phone, posed for a ‘selfie’ but instead showing warnings of the effects of negative human activities. The main palette of colours are representative of the colours of the earth. As in the previous collection, the monochromatic panels highlight the effects of the actions and/or inactions by humanity on the planet resulting in climate change, habitat loss and the impact on other species, which will ultimately result in destructive consequences for humanity unless there is a willingness to reconnect with the natural world.

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world”. John Muir 

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