The World We Live In, The Distressed Mind, The Neurotic Personality of Our Time, Coast to Coast, Old World Horizons.
It seems as though we live in a perpetual state of anxiety – obsessing over doom and gloom news events and seeing nothing but a bleak outlook. And then we imagine things used to be better and we want to reverse and go back to the way things used to be.
I recently listed to the Munk Debates on Progress – “be it resolved humankind’s best days lie ahead” (listen to it here). Four thinkers and writers on stage, two arguing that things are getting better, two arguing things are getting darker. I’m inclined to think things are going to get better. I do not deny that there are certainly grim things going on around us, but I believe that we’ve lost perspective. Instead of simply dwelling on all the negative events and news around us we have to explore positive things as well.
There are four paintings in this series of monochromatic books.