The first artist I have ever worked with is Jack Savage, a multi award winning fine art photographer from London. Jack has designed the cover of my previous book and he couldn’t have done a better job! Yesterday, he’s told me some great news! Jack’s work is gonna be represented by a gallery in Berlin! I just wanted to make use of this opportunity to publicly congratulate him! (and share some art of course!)
Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below to congratulate Jack 🙂
This is the link to his website. This is the link to his instagram. This is the link to our book on amazon. (available worldwide)
The poetry below is the first poem I wrote for my solo publication. I hope you like it!
Human Be Kind Now that we are confronted with this worldwide, tangible devastation Out in the open with our inequality living in total isolation, separated from our heart’s desires It makes me long back to When we all lived our lives the same Warming up to community campfires
Now that freedom itself is under attack, we’re confronted with what seems to be at a lack With what seems to be a faulty intention Can you feel it? The imperial tension If we want to save our civilisation We have to save the next generation From this immeasurable disrespect Towards many mothers, brothers and daughters.
Lives are at stake because of numbers Children are being disregarded Because they are a girl Because they are of color Because they were born In the “wrong” neighbourhood What happened to sharing Our collective success and growth? As humankind
The image below is an artwork created by Garry McMillan, who’s sent in some very impressive pieces of art! I will definitely be sharing more of his work throughout this project. Furthermore, we’ll be collaborating on an artist portrait later on.
He’s submitted his artwork with the caption ” “Be good to her and she will be good to you” – Taking care of the earth like we should.”
Now, on poetry. I wrote this poem somewhere in the second week of the dutch (partial) lock-down. I had this strong feeling we were being corrected by the Earth as a mother, sending her children to their rooms.
We were all sent to our rooms to overthink what we’ve been doing Some of it was clever, gold-hearted and pure but with most of what we’ve been building we did not consider the damage Mother Earth has had to endure
At some point, we don’t know when we’ll open up our doors, facing a brand new chance and some day we’ll be back in the theaters together, to join hands and dance but first we have to accept that we are not in charge we’ll have to make amends
In some ways our population equals a teenager, constantly testing just how far we can go but it’s time to level to our true power Counting up our combined ages We’ll reach maturity as we grow
Mother Earth will always be above us but like any other parent, She wants us to live We’ll have to realize, like any other being there is only so much she can give
For a while now, I have been living in total isolation. No ideas were shared, No heart to heart conversation.
And I missed getting to know your point of view, Been questioning myself, What is the right thing to do? And so here I am with my voice and my small thought It feels as if we, as a society were caught,
In still life.
Tell me, what are you rooting for? Show me, what do you see? Let’s make all of our perspectives fit together, Let’s tell each other what we need. If understanding could grow inside of us, we need to nurture the seed.
#ArtInCoexistence, art in a peaceful conversation, It is time to say goodbye to this crippling isolation
My name is Jovannah Bär and let’s coexist! Send in your artwork through this link ❤