Sustainability is not only environmental – OUT THERE. Sustainability is also personal – IN HERE. When you consider that each human being is molding and shaping a unique life on the canvas of the earth, then art IS sustainability.
Sustainability as the ability to be supported, upheld or confirmed. It is about relationship, interaction, exchange. This means finding a balance between our authentic needs and those of others. The truth is that we do not always see eye to eye. We do not always dance to the same tune. So how do we support others while we ourselves are asking to be upheld? A creative balancing act, for sure…
For any artist, sustainability means balancing productivity with diversity. Or generation with inspiration. And stability with transformation. Sustainability is always economic because it is always about managing available resources. But it is not only about managing coal, water, food, air. Sustainability is also about paying attention to creativity, imagination, knowing and being.
That’s what creativity is: to pulsate in absolute harmony with the total…Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economic, then it is creative…it is divine.Osho, Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within