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Art Explained: Hot Button

J. Antonio FARFAN Hot Button 2020 25.6 x 19.6 in. (65 x 50cm) Pastel and wax pencil on paper Our senses need physical exploration to learn and understand our dynamic surroundings. The learning that physical movement once provided is now being replaced and our learning now gets the larger part of its data from limited pictorial and often manipulated information given by a phone, television or computer screen. A fast moving virtual reality that gives a false assumption of truth and as a consequence inevitably replaces the necessary subtleties of the other senses. Multiple screens and instant changes alienate us from reality and create extreme implications as a consequence. A drug of the worst kind that only only nature can heal. Day and night, the water, air, trees and sky are all requirements of exploration and development. The outdoors heal and is a necessary component of all life.

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