I love art. But I am not an artist. I admire those whose creativity comes through in the many art forms.
I love to see architecture, the artistry simply amazes me.
I love public art……from statues in public places to the murals painted on walls of buildings to graffiti in an alley and everything in between.
I love the art created by Christmas lights every December.
The Sistine chapel has always fascinated me, so seeing it in person left me speechless.
I love to visit art museums and local artists when we travel.
Art inspires me. Manmade art is stunning and beautiful to behold.
But natural art, created by the forces nature makes my heart sing.
As a child I loved to lay in the grass and look up at the clouds as they took on many different forms, changing as they drifted over my head. Nature as an artist at its finest.
And as a teenager I discovered the beauty in the artistry of water and wind over the red rocks of Arizona……I was awed and could not take my eyes off the sculptures created by the forces of nature.
I have always loved a forest filled with green trees, brown trunks and the many colors of wildflowers painted across the landscape. And then as an adult, I was introduced to the beauty of trees that were bare, the leaves having fallen away in autumn. I am amazed at the beauty created by those branches reaching upward and outward and thankful for the friend who taught me to “see” those trees in a new way.
Nature is quite the artist.
And my latest trip into Southern Utah reminded me once again, why I love the outdoors and just how breathtaking the artistry of nature can be.
We saw wood work—twisting and turning–beautiful–
We saw how nature painted a canvas of colors and murals on the hillsides and how water painted stripes and shaped the rocks through the ages.
We saw how the forces of water and wind can carve rock into amazing creations, that like the clouds change with the angle and the direction of the sunlight highlighting the works.
And we saw glass….a mountain of glass in the middle of the red valley, surround by red rocks and bluffs and sand—created by water and wind……unexpected art that delighted the soul.
I love art.
And art created from nature is one of my favorites….it makes my heart sing and my soul dance. I could spend hours……days even…..exploring this art and never feel I have seen the same piece twice.
Nature is an amazing artist.