Richard Buckminster Fuller

I have come across this name in my background reading and decided to discover more about the man behind the name. There are many quotes attributed to Fuller who was seen to many as one of the greatest minds of modern times. Particularly of interest to me is his manifesto title; ‘If the success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do…how would I be?’ This is significant I feel because Fuller stresses that it is not just up to governments and politicians to tackle world issues but involves each one of us being prepared through our actions and choices to make a real difference. Each one of us is responsible for the current state of the world and in each of us we hold a potential for change. It reminds me of the Gandhi quote ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. Both ideas are empowering and tell us to seize the day and understanding the power within us.

This philosophy underpins my art as I want it to stir my viewers into making a change in their own lifestyle choices. It does not matter how big or small this change is, as each step is significant and can create the ‘butterfly effect’ on the rest of the world.


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