1AM: The phrase “Liquid Hymn” implies almost a religious or spiritual relationship with nature. Is that how you view your relationship with the natural world?
Jeff Weis: A hymn is a song of joy or praise usually used in a religious context, but I meant it more as an analogy. My working process is like a song of joy and it’s sung for nature instead of religion. Implied in the word hymn is that you are reaching out to an idea that can’t respond directly to you.
1AM: In an ideal world, how would you envision mankind’s relationship to nature? What attitudes would you like to change?
JW: In an ideal world consumerism wouldn’t dominate our lives. Taking energy away from something else is at the heart of consumption, which is necessary, but consumerism encourages overconsumption. Essentially, we take more than we need.
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