I personally love the following question that the Nature Conservancy asks on its website.
“Can you imagine walking through an art museum and not seeing any trees? No mountains or streams, sunrises or sunsets? No birds or horses? No boats on rough waves or relaxing landscapes?”
The answer is obvious. Without the beauty of nature (or even, the not-so-beautiful) to inspire us, where would museums be? Entire design fields would be pitiful without art inspired by nature. Not only artists and master crafters, but interior designers, fabric designers, architects or even structural engineers would be pretty lame without nature for inspiration.
My Spring Focus:
Appreciate Spectacular Art Inspired by Nature
It would be easy for me to share something of my own creation, but, where’s the fun in that? I also think that it would be a little pompous and maybe overkill. So… I’m very excited to share two examples of art inspiration that thrill my senses. I also chose them because they're a not-so-obvious selection when thinking of nature inspiring the art process. I hope they create an imaginative spark within you, too.
A solar flare is short-lived, but, they're powerful bursts of radiation. They are our solar system’s largest explosive events. A solar flare can last minutes to hours on the sun’s surface.1 BE INSPIRED!
Second, a video. Honestly, I couldn’t even begin to explain this, without this video.2 Actually, it’s simply better to view the video, since I’m not a structural engineer (and I don’t even play one on TV). Therefore, watch and BE INSPIRED!
Appreciate Spectacular Art Inspired by Nature -and SHARE
It’s springtime, so this should be pretty easy to do: Please find something in nature that inspires the artist or crafter in you in the next few weeks and share it with your family, friends, associates and hopefully, me. I’d really appreciate it. You can comment here or send an email or send me a pm on L.J. O’Neal Design Facebook page. Happy hunting!
Ciao for Now,
* Note: This is the ORIGINAL image; NOT Retouched by Photoshop® or any other image editing software.)
1 The Nature Conservancy
2 More on stuff I can't explain, but love to view and see art inspired by nature, from the engineering perspective at: Programming Architecture