Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Art takes nature as its model.

I love macro photos because getting so close in ultimately results in showing me something new. Sometimes the “new” is a detail previously overlooked or a new perspective or insight. In the case of these two sepia photos my artistic imagination was fueled.
These are photos of the inner layer just under the peeling bark of the Sycamore tree. I was looking for bark beetles and found a lot of interesting patterns instead. After taking countless number of photos I had soon forgotten all about insects.

This one reminded me of leaves on a branch.

I love the irony of this photo with the image of trees on a tree.

Aristotle said, “Art takes nature as its model.” It is so true. Can’t you just imagine designs similar to these on the back of an haute couture evening jacket or coat worn to the Kennedy Center Honors event last night?

How does nature inspire the artist in you?

Take a moment to visit Sepia Scenes for some interesting sepia photos.


Annie said...

Life imitating art and vise versa. Beautiful shots.

Gilson said...


Anonymous said...

Well done. I like the texture as well as the sepia tones.

Sherrie said...

Awesome pictures! I like the second one best! Have a great day!

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maryt/theteach said...

Squirrel, love the details of the designs in the wood! Wonderful sepia scenes post! Thanks for participating. I really appreciate it! :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

Truly works of art. I love studying the bark of our many varieties of Australian Eucalypt. Shots such as yours are worth framing.

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful photos. Sepia is perfect for these. It takes a very creative mind to see as you do.