Consume 2

A reminder that what we give our attention to matters! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
A reminder that what we give our attention to matters! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.

Consume 2

12.50 25.00

A reminder that what we give our attention to matters!

About this print:

  • 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
  • Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
  • Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
  • Does not come with frame

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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 7/31/2016:

Last week I read a really great long-form article about the media and how, especially during this election, we’ve painted the current world we live in as the most unsafe, most divisive, most downtrodden we’ve ever encountered. The article went on to bring light to the fact that in our social media-dominated, hyperconnected times, headlines that grab attention are the ones that are rewarded with ad dollars and as such they are the ones that keep getting written.

The article made me think about consumption in a new way.

The things we consume — read, buy, click on, endorse, talk about, etc. — are the things we are essentially saying we want MORE of in our world because by rewarding them with our dollars, our time, or our attention, the people who make those things will make more of them to meet our demands.

Take a second to think about that.

What we give our attention to MATTERS. That link we get baited into clicking? That’s a vote for three more articles like it. That knock-off artist’s pin that we buy from that big-box retailer? That’s a vote that says it’s OKAY to take intellectual property.

Listen, I don’t have it all figured out yet. I know that when I take a hard look at everything I buy or wear or read, not all of it is contributing to the world I want to live in. But acknowledging that is the first step to rectifying it.

I’ll think twice next time I feel compelled to buy a gossip magazine in an airport. Think twice before I give my impressions to that divisive article on a questionable news site. And think twice before I save a few bucks on a cheaply made garment at the expense of the worker that made it.

What kind of world do you want to live in? Consume the things that you want to see more of and maybe we can create it together.