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In an age of humans, can the arts save the planet?

The rapid decline of the global environment is an inescapable fact. The Earth’s major oxygen sources, coral reefs and rain forests, are disappearing along with the species that live in them. 1,167 more words

Art

Sargassum Weed is Back

The unusual deposits on the shores of the Caribbean islands which occurred last year was hoped to be a on-off phenomenon. Unfortunately that seems not to be the case. 71 more words

Natural Phenomena

Haikus with Pictures

The sleeping child lies

As ever with arms folded

And hair streaming  out.

The sugarbird sits

On the dead protea bush

And welcomes the day. 27 more words

Poetry

The Murmuration of Little Things

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There is a natural phenomenon known as a murmuration of birds. This is when these magnificent flying creatures are closely grouped together and move in an invisible unison, as if being orchestrated silently behind the hidden veil of things, by one who knows all and loves all. 170 more words

Spirituality

Spending Time at the River

Over the holiday period I was able to spend time with family and friends at a holiday home on the banks of a river not far from the sea, This is in a small scattered community called Vermaaklikheid, in the Western Cape of South Africa. 566 more words

Poetry

Artist of the Month: January with Nick Mangan

CtC’s Artist of the Month for December is the multi-disciplinary artist Nick Mangan (Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1979). He currently lives and works in Melbourne.

Across history and science, culture and natural phenomena, Nicholas Mangan works using different techniques. 439 more words

Contemporary Art