The first word that comes to mind when we think about the environment is connectivity. The entwinement among each process and creature. What affects one affects all.
Similarly, art influences society by translating experiences across space and time. Art is a sense of communication; it allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other through sounds and stories, and images. It's often considered to be a repository of society's collective memory.
So how does art connect with the environment? By influencing society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences. One's experience of the ocean transformed into a beautiful poem might inspire another to take a wild leap into an adventure they never dared. A painting can tell a story that informs about a pressing problem and create a movement that calls for action. Art is a vehicle for social change. It gives voice and rouses emotions in those who encounter it, inspiring them to rally for a change. Art fosters the human need for self-expression and fulfilment. It awakens feelings of a particular place, time and belonging. Evoking the natural sense of belonging, connecting with ourselves, our society and nature.
Foster the creative you, your connection with nature. Let yourself be wild, sing in the shower, walk barefoot on dewy grass, have a bottle of wine in the moonlight! When we connect with our wild selves, we connect with nature. That’s how we can build a sustainable future. Starting with ourselves