fashionRIP is a multidiscipline, transmedia installation of chapters, an exploration of perceptions and beliefs. It’s a platform that explores ecosystems health, generative economics, social justice, cultural and creative diversity. Starting with recycouture garments, the story became the Project. It is now an evolving experiment, designed to explore meaningful relationship based constructs that put human potential and whole systems health over the abstract ideas of faux "the real world."
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Creative Field
(photos, photoshop, love and inspiration)
Creative Individualism expands the whole of the Creative
Field, in other words everyone’s gift matters. Now we have to find ways to
appreciate and celebrate this abundance.
Everyone’s gift is an expression of life’s diversity and
that is what stimulates evolutional flow. When only a few gifts are deemed
valuable, the life energy of a people, group, nation or planet is channeled and
or forced into a narrow pipe. Much is left out.
As the pipekeepers are steeped in the ideology of the system,
they rarely stop to question its impact. Instead they are taught to believe
that everything that flows out of the small pipe contains the best of human
endeavor. It is stamped as progress and goes into the next even narrower pipe
because we utilize what worked before and build on that information. That would
not be so bad if the foundation was sound. That is not the case. Therefore the
mainstream flow is gathering ever less from the creative field, by choosing from a shrinking
Thus scarcity, fear and power are maintained, the creative
environment is controlled to meet the values, standards and stories of the
system. This idea hierarchy is a form of inbreeding and we already know how
dangerous it is to biological , physically manifested “beings. Most cultures got that one right.
But humans often fail to see patterns that cross the
manmade, abstract and artificial borders. Therefore the pattern gets repeated throughout
the systems we actualize. Our groups, organizations,
disciplines, parties, businesses, schools - all are marinated in “the way it is.”
The artificial construct blocks our abilities to observe the whole of all that
is possible. As we continue to select from the narrowing pipeline, choosing
what works in the narrow vision we continue to narrow the vision.
“What we appreciate, appreciates. “
“Rather than look at the unanswered questions, we need to
look at the unquestioned answers.”(Lynn Twist)
The questioners, the rebels, outliers, the evolutionaries
and the misunderstood, the genius of other,-all of this overflow, floods the
plains, drains into swamps, evaporates or collects to form into new channels.
So far many of the new flows are trying to compete with, challenge or crash the
walls of the old paradigms. So far these revolutionary rivers have made a
difference in the pipekeepers, but not in the idea of pipes. (Consider that
flood plains create rich soils, swamps nurture species diversity, and
evaporation is part of the water cycle – all good things! And all once not seen as valuable to the mainstream)
That is an issue.
How do we break free from false belief build up? How do we
actualize from the more of possibility? How do we embrace the whole of life? We cannot outrun fear or ignorance, both need
to be faced.
Gaiad Theory is an attempt to address these issues and more,
as it is not only possible, it is do-able and relevant. It is a way to
visualize how healing and expanding our vision will transform the world. It is
a leap from the hierarchical mainstream, a break out from the tiny pipe; it is a
swim in abundance. It is an act of love. It is the power of vulnerability.
Next! Examples of Potential to the Whole on a fashion model,
then in an architectural frame.