Dis-enchantment and ‘McDonaldization’.

Max Webber suggests we have left the en-chanted world of our ancestors, where maps of the world were edged with ‘Here be Dragons’ and moved into a dis-enchanted world where fairies no longer exists. George Ritzer establishes that we are moving through an age of ‘McDonaldization’, a totally fake, mass produced, consumer orientated world in which we are becoming re-enchanted with the man-made world of artifice. The question I ask myself is, ‘Is there a natural world out there any more?’

In these arrangements I have been exploring this question with the help of the ancient Japanese art of Ikebana.

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