A Platter of Abundance Peng-Ean Khoo Handmade clay platter 2015
All proceeds from the sale of the said artwork, net of Paypal and other necessary service, administrative and delivery charges, shall be donated by the artists to One Love projects. Delivery within Singapore only. This is in support of art & social enterprise.
Peng-Ean Khoo loves making art, living poetry in action. She draws, she paints, she engages art installation and community projects, she makes films, she makes claywork, she sings, she writes music. Her next project is a band and musical theatre. She hopes humanity can fully experience and be completely fulfilled by the deep peace, silence, joy and harmony of knowing and living love in action.
There were two films that made me sit up when I was 12 years old: “Roots” and “Gandhi”. I went on to read the books – Roots and Gandhi’s autobiography. From then on, everything changed for me. I don’t know how to explain it. It was only in the recent years that I remembered this. That I had somewhere in my pre-adolescent years I had made a determination, a choice, that inequality and cruelty is actually intolerable. And that education is a way out of the poverty trap. And I thought having a job would bring about that certainty and security.
Economics fascinates me beyond compare because the economy seems to be the heart of so many struggles and yet so many triumphs and liberation.
Of course, it is all politics.
But, there is something in me that refuses to allow our collective humanity to be thus reduced.
So this morning, yes, still in the midst of the artshow preparation, I recalled something that I had dreamed about for a long time:
The Humane Economy.
All kinds of economy can exist. In theory as well as reality. It is a matter of how we believe it and then systematically and methodically go about designing it and allowing the fruition and transformations.