In my System Change post, I explained man's impact on earth and raised a number of questions. The most important: Do you know what your ecological footprint is?

No one answered that question in a comment. No, I'm not disappointed, because I actually didn't expect it either. And the question was also not asked very directly and not very prominently in the beginning of the (long) post. Still, I think it is the most essential question we should ask ourselves as individuals, as families, tribes and as society.

The political and public debate and all the information we get about the state of the earth carefully avoid the one topic that could really do something about the rapidly deteriorating health of the earth: getting a grip on completely out-of-control human consumption.

Why is this not THE issue?

Because it would be bad for corporate profits? Or because it requires honest politicians telling you man's impact on earth is far to big? That consuming MUST be reduced, and that that message is bad for political careers? Because you and I know that would require us to confront ourselves with our own overconsumption and work hard to consume less, much less?

All three?

Yes, in my humble opinion.

System Change, we need Systemic Change ! Surrealistic artwork on the destruction of the earth by capitalism
System Change (2)

'System Change (2)' is a new artwork in my collection 'Drowned Earth'.

Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.


Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

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Want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free. Or simply choose in the menu for Your Footprint.