January 31, 2020

IS THE HUMAN BRAIN REALLY CAPABLE OF FULLY COMPREHENDING CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCE?

Rachael Brown

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Acrylic/Mixed MediaPure Nectar, 201712” x 10”

I am a bee and you are ignoring me. Yes I am tiny, but as Mr Einstein (one of your finer examples) warned, extinguish me by your careless hand and you will suffer a similar demise only four years later. Are you listening now? I have burst from the soul of my artistic creator. Big, bold, vital and Important. Yet I am singular, alone, fragile, and vulnerable. My portraitists’ heart brims with admiration for the incredulousness of nature, yet it weighs heavily with grief. I am but one miraculous component in the critical equilibrium of our planet, as are you. However you are the caretaker, the thinker, the facilitator, the controller. Perhaps therefore, our entire future hinges on the answer to this one question; ‘Is the human brain really capable of fully comprehending catastrophic consequence?’ Or just as in the unconscious act of self preservation whereby the brain blocks the recollection of horrific events… Is this cerebral strategy also employed for horrific potential future catastrophe? I am only a little insect, but if so I fear there is little hope. Moreover, if so, would it not prompt the question; can they therefore even be held responsible for precipitating them? You decide.