La Planète sauvage (Fantastic Planet) is a classic of surreal animation. But it’s far more than just dazzlingly beautiful and disturbing, it holds thought-provoking ideas to contemplate on.
The feelings provoked by Robert Steven Connett’s paintings vary widely. Some will see mostly the beautiful and the interesting, and others will see only the unsettling.
Burchfield’s nature scenes strike me as among the most experiential art I know, as he’s able to put you right into his synesthetic experience of nature.
These seekers of the inner spirit in outer things, wanted to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world.
Best known for his fashion photography, Irving Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats, still lifes and ethnographic photographs…
We all know this masterpiece but the delight is in the detail.
Ben Tolman’s ink drawings reflect the fact that there is a subtle world we only perceive in non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Beneath our everyday world there is a miniature universe of cells, trillions of tiny worlds, unseen and beautiful. This is the machinery of life and it never rests!
This book is the best reminder that a computer screen can’t replace the printing quality of a well produced book. The nuances of black are outstanding…
To seek the timeless way we must first know the quality without a name. There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness.
Karl Blossfeldt was an attentive observers of nature, a teacher of contemplation.
The synchronicity of discovering Esther Teichmann at this moment in my life is striking. I am surrounded by lush nature and the promise of the unknown speaks to me beyond language.
Research indicates that shamans access an intelligence, which they say is nature’s, and which gives them information that has stunning correspondences with molecular biology.
Today I picked up one of my favorite books, Island by Aldous Huxley, his radical blueprint for a better world.…
Turrell is an artist who works with the nature of perception. He uses light to make you perceive your perceiving.
Georgia O’Keeffe is mostly known for her large-scale paintings of natural forms and flowers at close range with which she sought to share the beauty she witnessed.
Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism.
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
French artist Alexandra Duprez mentions Australian Aboriginal art as her main inspiration to take up painting.
There are contemporary “back to the land” communities practicing a hunter-gatherer way of life. Projects like this will serve as a touchstone to those interested in living differently.