The Palace of Versailles, a royal château known for its overabundance of luxury, is now accented with a scattered set of sculptures by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone that celebrate the beauty of nature. Penone's large-scale sculptural installations, which are all composed of natural materials (primarily wood and stone), are set up like markers in the Park of the vast estate while…
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Artist Johannes Heldén has a passion for poetry and a knack for storytelling. “I didn’t draw all the time, but I did read all the time, so story is always important,” he said. “I’m interested in telling a story, but not in a traditional way.”
While he works in a variety of mediums, in recent years, the visual artist and author has made the subject of nature take center stage.…Continue
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The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, just west of Sydney, but what separates it from the other stranded vessels is the incredible foliage that adorns the rusted hull. The beautiful spectacle, also referred to as The Floating Forest, adds a bit of life to the area, which happens to be a sort of ship graveyard.
Originally launched as the…Continue
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Visit The New York Botanical Garden between May 18 and October 27, 2013 and you're in for quite the treat. Internationally-renowned contemporary artist Philip Haas has created four huge, 15-foot-tall portrait sculptures that each represent the different seasons. Haas references classical Italian Renaissance portraiture, specifically the works of Renaissance master Giuseppe…Continue
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For the recently concluded show Call of the Wild at Nashville's Rymer Gallery, artist Herb Williams displayed some gorgeous crayon sculptures that were all inspired by nature. Based on the idea that nature communicates through a spectrum of colors that we cannot see, he carefully and deliberately stacked a rainbow of colored crayons for each piece.
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Artist Tim Knowles has created a series to highlight not his artistic abilities but the hidden talent of trees. In "Tree Drawings," he whimsically sets up a white surface within reach of a tree's branches and then affixes a writing utensil to the trees. To exhibit the series, he pairs the resulting sketch with a photograph of the set-up that created it.
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There are certain natural occurrences and organic structures in the world that leave us all scratching our heads. One such natural wonder is Kummakivi, a geological formation found in the dense forests of Finland. The mystifying sight is that of a giant rock performing an unbelievable balancing act on a seemingly smooth, curved mound. There is still no scientific explanation for how the rock, whose given name…
For this year’s London Design Festival, held September 14 to September 23, UK-art shop Outline Editions will present a new series of work, called Anachroquarianism, by fast-ricing , Icelandic-born illustrator Kristjana S. Williams. Old Victorian engravings are mashed-up with contemporary…Continue
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Fine art photographer Sharon Johnstone transports us to a world where dew drops look like massive orbs of water laying atop towering, yet slender, dandelion petals. Miraculously enough, this realm is our planet through the UK-based photographer's macro lens. It is absolutely breathtaking the way the transparent spheres of liquid balance on wisps of flowers and feathers, not…Continue
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Growing Chair by Michel Bussien provides an interesting way of bringing the outdoors indoors. There is a willow tree growing from each leg and Russian vines are wrapped throughout. Bussien elaborates, "Growing Chair is an attempt to make trees and plants grow up into…Continue
Photographer Marina Cano has fallen in love with the beauty of nature and its creatures. The wildlife photographer, who is based in Cantabria, located in the North of Spain, has devoted three years of her life to a passion project that exposes the scenic and spiritual appeal of this world's natural environments. In her book Cabárceno, titled after the…Continue
How often do we stop to look up at the trees that tower high above us? They surround us and essentially provide us the gift of life, it's only fair to observe and appreciate the beauty of these hauntingly majestic trees. Photographer Grant Simon Rogers has an enveloping fascination with nature and shares his perspective of the leafless wooden giants, from below.
Have you ever seen an aerial shot of a meteor shooting through the sky? Using an underexposed fisheye lens, photographer John Colbensen captured the outstanding galactic image, above, right from his airplane seat. The Norway native never misses a chance to put his expert photography skills to use. His portfolio boasts a range of versatility that leaps from landscapes and…Continue
I'm usually in awe of a specially multicolored sky at sunset, but seeing Mitch Dobrowner's black-and-white photographs of Mother Nature's storms is equally awe-inspiring! Earlier this year, Alice introduced us to some of Dobrowner's spectacular shots and now the photographer has released even…
Ohio-based photographer Joy St. Claire captures beautiful images of nature, including enchanting forests and vivid flowers. Her portfolio presents nature in a charming haze. Taking inspiration from the faded photography of the 1920s and 1930s, she makes her photos look as though they have a washed-out sepia tone finish, with the exception of a single color that vividly pops out at you.…
Japan-based artist Makoto Azuma has constructed two botanical art pieces (Shiki 1 and Frozen Pine) comprised of bonsai pine trees in unusual situations. As one of 20 international contemporary artists showing their work at Z33 Art Centre's exhibit in Hasselt, Belgium entitled Alter Nature: We Can, he sought to…
Last week, we saw a lodge in Chile that looked like a hobbit hotel and this week we bring you a woodland home with a similar aesthetic. Though this domain doesn't gush gallons of water, it is an alternative living space for a natural homestead. Photographer Simon Dale is responsible for…
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