Recently my 20 year old son, Jake Kobrin, created an amazing piece of art work that touched my soul and compelled me to share it.
He entitled it, GAIAN ENTELECHY.
Gaian, the goddess of the earth and Entelechy, a concept used by Aristotle to mean “ that which realizes or makes actual what is otherwise merely potential.”
Here my son joins these two powerful forces together and writes:
“Over the millennia our species has developed a complex symbiosis with our environment. Earth is our home. Everyone you have ever loved, every experience you have ever cherished, and every possession you have ever coveted, is a product and aspect of the Earth. At this point and time we stand at the precipice of a new and important era. As our society rapidly develops, our planet is being devastated and our precious resources are being depleted. We all know and fear what could be on one side of this situation. We fear natural devastation, nuclear wars and genocide, endless impoverishment, starvation, war, disease, and death.
But a new vision is emerging. All throughout the globe, people are coming together to celebrate our precious planet and to envision new ways to live in harmony with the Earth. Communities and alliances are forming that respect the Gaian entelechy, and seek to follow the natural wisdom of the Earth, rather than nihilistically ravishing the very source of our being and destroying the prospects of our future generations.
This artwork, GAIAN ENTELECHY, is a tribute to this emerging visionary culture. It is a representation of the Earth spirit, of a noble consciousness that exists within the natural world. The Earth is alive. And we are a part of it”.
And We Are All Part Of It!
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