Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wind-sculpted Snow--Natural Art/Found Art?


There is no art in nature. “Natural art” is only an image from nature that we call art, and it is the image—not the object—that is art.  

It was a nice sunny day, about +25 degrees Fahrenheit, and I was walking along the Chena River. There were these marvelous wind-sculpted snow formations, but until I looked at them, photographed them and manipulated the images, they did not exist as art. 

When viewed this way, much of what we call nature art, whether it be photography, painting, collage or sculpture, is perhaps a form of found art. We find the image and mentally or physically transform it into art.

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