Art and Nature

“My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too- the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.”
 – Andy Goldsworthy, Sculptor and Environmentalist



The wind of freedom blows.
– Ulrich Von Hutten (German poet and reformer, 1500) 


The German text: Die Luft der Freiheit Weht.
This is also the motto of Stanford University.

The original text in Latin: Spirare libertatis auram.

The Artist

An artist is like a skilled farmer. He plants the seed of imagination into the ground of ordinary perception until it blossoms enchanting beholders for ages to come. The magic piece stands the test of time and is the product of courage, freedom, imagination, and a sense of caring; a rare combination among men. An artist does not create; he recreates according to own terms.

EDOUARD MANET: “Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (Luncheon on the grass)”, 1862/63


No purpose stands in isolation but is in symbiosis with many other purposes.
                                                                                        – Tractatus Vitae (Treatise of Life)