What is Nature Art?
My definition of Nature art is an art piece made from the materials of an environment. A person gathers materials outside and uses them to form a piece of art. The piece is then left behind for nature and to bless any other visitors that may pass by.
I first discovered this form of art in a college course called “Art in Nature”. We created our own art and looked at other nature artists. The one that took my breath away and inspired me the most was Andy Goldsworthy. You can check out his artwork with this link:
I never start off with an idea of what I would like to make until I have gathered the materials. I like to pick out earth tones of dark green, tans, and browns. Every now and then I run across colorful flowers that have fallen from their stem and use the bright colors in my piece. When I am outside making something out of sticks or leaves, I get into a zone of pure wakefulness. The world around me opens my senses to another level and my life becomes clear. After I struggle for a bit with the way the art piece looks I see it come together and form into something beautiful…though not always lol and that’s okay too.
Below is a video of Nature art I’ve made. Most of the pieces I have made were inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.