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Outside a temple anniversary festival. Bali, Indonesia. 2014.

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Still life with wood pile. Barnard, Vermont.

This image is part of a long-form documentary project I have undertaken on sustainable living in Vermont with the working title: Defining Sustainability

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Still life with wood pile. Barnard, Vermont.

This image is part of a long-form documentary project I have undertaken on sustainable living in Vermont with the working title: Defining Sustainability

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The answers will come, not from walking up to your farm and saying 'This is what I want… this is what I expect from you.' You walk up and you say 'What do you need?' and you commit yourself to say 'Alright, I know I'm not going to do any extensive damage here until I know what it is you are asking of me.' and this can’t be hurried… To be patient in an emergency is a terrible trial. Wendell Berry
The Big Dipper reflected in Silver Lake. Barnard, Vermont.
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The Big Dipper reflected in Silver Lake. Barnard, Vermont.

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Near the Village of Jimbaran. Bali, Indonesia. 2014.
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Near the Village of Jimbaran. Bali, Indonesia. 2014.

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Near the Village of Tenganan. Bali, Indonesia. 2014.
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Near the Village of Tenganan. Bali, Indonesia. 2014.

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The primitive lived in a world in which all knowledge and skill were simultaneously accessible to all members of the group: contemporary man has created an information environment that embraces all technologies and all cultures in an inclusive experience. The Balinese, who have no word for art, say, ‘We do everything as well as possible.’

This delightful observation draws attention to the fact that primitive art serves quite a different end from Western art. Like the Balinese, however, Electronic Man approaches the condition in which it is possible to deal with the entire environment as a work of art… Today, in the age of electric circuitry, when information retrieval can be both instant and total, the intervening ages of specialism between us and Paleolithic Man seem quaint and odd.
Marshall McLuhan

Photo Credit: Seth Butler for Fable Farm Theatre.
The annotated story of Fable Farm Theatre

Photo Credit: Seth Butler for Fable Farm Theatre.

The annotated story of Fable Farm Theatre

Fable Farm staff work to construct the cooking hearth where a Stone Soup is to be served before Fable Farm Theatre’s production of Crimes of the Heart at The Clark Commons in Barnard, Vermont. 2013.

These images are part of a long-form documentary project I have undertaken on sustainable living in Vermont with the working title: Defining Sustainability

© Copyright 2014 Seth Butler. All Rights Reserved. http://www.sethbutler.com

Fable Farm staff work to construct the cooking hearth where a Stone Soup is to be served before Fable Farm Theatre’s production of Crimes of the Heart at The Clark Commons in Barnard, Vermont. 2013.

These images are part of a long-form documentary project I have undertaken on sustainable living in Vermont with the working title: Defining Sustainability

© Copyright 2014 Seth Butler. All Rights Reserved. http://www.sethbutler.com