Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.~Aristotle
The art of nature.
The nature of art.
Is it one or the other, or can it be both?
Windows are fogged from a midnight rain.
Sun rises over the trees. Birds sing.
Storm clouds threaten…they lower and linger…the sun retreats.
Thunder rolls across and through the pines.
Rain falls, sizzling on the pavement…steam rises through the trees, grey blending to clouded sky. Soil drinks the drops as quickly as they fall. When it is quenched it stores puddles for later relief. We’re all thirsty for something. It’s in our nature. The art is knowing when to reserve.
As in art, nature soothes us, stirs us, awes with beauty, and touches our souls.
Where nature ends and we begin…is there such a place?
Nature paints over its canvas, rewrites the book, and sings another song.
The creativity of nature is enough to inspire us all.
Do you have a favorite painting, sculpture, or song that uses nature as its inspiration? My favorite painting is the one above, “Starry Night” by Van Gogh, and my favorite songs are “Green River” by Creedence Clearwater Revival and “Morning has Broken” by Cat Stevens (I also like the hymn).
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