Monday, July 22, 2013
IT'S A SUBVERSIVE PRESENCE
I too feel the kinship. And I also personally know of it's subversive presence.
"Nature's art is easy to see, and artists and artisans still, as they have for ages, depict plants in paintings and use them for garden designs or as motifs for decoration. In the mid-19th century, a group of artists moved to break down the class distinction that kept art from being available to all people. I feel a kinship with these artists who believed that beauty and nature could be the salve to treat the wounds inflicted by the Industrial Revolution; today, the injury is being caused by the industrialization of the planet." ~ Ken Druse...Planthropology
"Indeed, the beauty of nature is often the wisest balm, for it gently relieves and releases the caged mind." ~ John O'Donohue