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"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." ~Linda Hogan
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Trees are living sculptures. As living they are an essential link with the processes of life on earth. They give and receive nourishment constantly. Like the Creator they nourish the land and air as well as billions of people and animals; and trillions of insects and microorganisms. They are the lungs of the earth and keepers of the soil.
In addition to living, trees are grand-ultimate sculpture. From a compositional point of view, trees are perfect. Individual trees are examples of perfected sculptural forms. Further, the woods, groves and gardens of the earth are collections and galleries of the Creator's art. I see amazement, beauty and comedy through trees' forms, colors, and variety. Trees are life and the more you explore, the more you'll find and understand.
One reason trees are so diverse is because they are not fixed sculptures, they grow and change and respond to their surroundings. They move internally and externally; they exchange gases with the earth and sky and they adjust to their circumstances. They are Living Sculptures. As living sculptures trees display many of the most important universal qualities - virtues. Usually, we associate virtues - or lack of - with humans. But we do not have a monopoly on them. If you look, you can see many virtues in trees. For instance, the roots, trunk and bark show endurance, perseverance, strength, hope, patience and love. The fruit and seeds of trees show efficiency, security, energy, life, potential and love. The branches, leaves and flowers show joy, beauty, victory and more love!
Whether by man or Creator, the best art exudes beauty and nourishment. There is no art that does this better than trees. They are supreme in design and function.