Celebrate this season by writing a love letter to earth.
We have been deeply saddened by the turmoil our planet has been facing. To create hope and change for a brighter future, we are spreading positivity and love by having people in our community write a love letter to earth. These individuals are as passionate about the planet as we are and we have asked them to reflect on their personal commitment to our planet, the place we call home.
ISĒ has been committed to sustainable practices from the very beginning and it is at the heart of every decision we make.
Today’s letter is our last. We hope you have enjoyed the love letters we have shared with you over the past couple of months. Celebrate with us — be inspired to create change and reflect on your personal commitment to our planet and the place we call home.
What will you reflect upon or commit to the earth?
Share your love letter with us #MyLoveLetterToEarth
Photography by Walter Maurice
For the last of our series, we visit Caroline Kronenberg, a Sydney-based sculptor and installation artist. Caroline’s work draws us in close for a moment of pause. Natural patterns and the forces of nature inhere in her work, and universal themes, common to all, offer shared experiences of our place in the greater chain of existence.
“Here we both are. The result of a chain of events that gave birth to our existence. We originated from stars and are part of each other.”
Image: Caroline writing her love letter to earth. ISĒ's leather throw draped over the arm of the couch.
“You have taken thousands of years to develop who you are today. Shaped by earth, water, wind and fire.”
Image: Caroline's bedroom adorned with her works from 'Matter' and 'Measuring time' series. Caroline's bed is dressed with ISĒ's flat sheet.
“I have only witnessed some of your astonishing beauty. I'm grateful for what I have seen so far and sad that I will never be able to see it all.”
Left: Caroline in her home. Right: Caroline placing her letter in an antique Burmese offering bowl for safe keeping.
“We have taken advantage and stolen from you for our own gain. We have taken you for granted and starving you of the things we both need to survive.”
Read her love letter to earth:
Dear mother Earth,
Here we both are. The result of a chain of events that gave birth to our existence. We originated from stars and are part of each other.
You have taken thousands of years to develop who you are today. Shaped by earth, water, wind and fire. Within your embracing blue cloak, you are teaming with life. You’ve provided the nourishment your diverse children need to grow and thrive.
I have only witnessed some of your astonishing beauty. I’m grateful for what I have seen so far and sad that I will never be able to see it all. I am grateful for the creatures that share this home with me. I am grateful for the waters I swim in, the forests I walk in, the air I breathe and the clouds I watch.
You have cared for your children, yet we have not always done the same in return. We have taken advantage and stolen from you for our own gain. We have taken you for granted and starving you of the things we both need to survive.
As a mother myself, I look at my own children and see hope. They have seen our mistakes and are taking note. They care deeply and are fighting for you. As for myself, I aim to be more mindful as to how I tread my own path.
In the last thousands of years you have also birthed many gods. Us humans feel a need to understand why we are here. Yet, no matter who we are and how we chose to make sense of our time with you, you remind us that we are powerless against your forces. We are all different. We are all the same.