Thursday, June 25, 2009

Guest Opinion: Mimesis - Art Honoring Nature

Handpicked on Etsy by April (lunasheart)

Art, at its best, brilliantly parallels the aspects of Nature it aims to portray. The unifying theme among this group of artists is the depiction of the ephemeral loveliness of flowers. Each creation isolates and amplifies “flower-ness;” the quality that makes a flower a flower. Inspired by or based on actual flora, these representations pay a tribute to Nature without any pretense of equating with or surpassing Nature’s genius.

Artful photography does more than mirror its subjects; it creates intensified and idealized ‘portraits’ of them., so that a blue flower is not merely blue, it is the essence of blue: concentrated, velvety, seductive, even heavenly.

These examples of bodily adornment (earrings, hair pins) are like odes composed by each artist for his/her subject, rendering and reflecting the subject flower’s beauty.

Prices Range from $2.20 to $31.00. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings.

April's Selections: Adornments: BeadsByEvelyn, Cultivar, and dorkdesign (Bug Bloomers); and Photography: dbPhoto, Lori411 and Starrybluesky

About Today's Guest Curator: April is the creative force behind lunasheart. April's selections and comments reflect her interest in how Nature inspires artistic expression. Visit April in her Etsy store, Cherry Icing!


MsLori said...

Thank you soo much for adding 2 of my photos here! I am flattered! :)

Andria said...

Your most welcome, MsLori. I agree with April that your work is beautiful.

Beads By Evelyn said...

Thank you so very much for featuring my Pale Green Trumpet Earrings!

KCR Lehr Studio said...

Wonderful! Nature has always been my most powerful inspiration and these artists all captured the essence of nature beautifully. Congrats to all for such elegantly refined works.

Andria said...

I agree! April has a well defined point of view. I like her take on art and admire her keen eye.