Nature is the ultimate artist; sculpture her foundation. Every painter, or sculptor who has left a mark of their creativity upon the centuries is driven by some unknowable pursuit with representation as their vehicle. They seek to uncover the origin; the source of creativity that pays homage to the ultimate creator. No sculpture of Michelangelo can compare to the millenias of rock carved into the cliff faces that rise up with transcendent majesty; no pigment can match the colours born from the intricacies of the reflective oceans. The secret of this maddened pursuit of the source of artistic representation lies within the beauty of Nature as artist; the origin of art itself.
“Art takes nature as its model” Aristotle
“Great art picks up where nature ends.” Marc Shagall
“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.” Paul Cézanne