Featured Artist: Theresa Airey (Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge)
“No man is an island,” said the late, great John Dunne. Everyone is connected and connects at speeds far greater than ever imagined. We live in a world of instant everything with a universe of information, literally, at our fingertips. And yet, there is nothing more insular than island life. In Bermuda, we live in a bubble just over 21 square miles in size. Our ‘semi-tropical globe’ is filled with hibiscus and jasmine, of pine and pink sand, of turquoise and white ‘wedding-cake’ roofs.
We can opt to be a part of the main as John Dunne encourages or we can opt out. We can race along with the rest of the world or slow down to appreciate guinea chick season and the new crop of Bermuda onions. We don’t have to surf the Internet when our own surf beckons with white caps and gentle rollers and soft sea spray. Who needs cable TV when the sunset is more than enough entertainment at day’s end?
Our world contains every single heartbreak and happiness that the rest of the world experiences, but we live and work, suffer and dream in one of the most exquisitely beautiful corners of earth. And we strive hard to maintain Bermuda’s beauty and magic as something separate and distinct from the rest of planet earth.
Preserving our precious ‘bubble’ is both mission and mantra for many -- and with good reason.
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