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Landscapes Painted On Tree Logs Depict The Beauty Of Nature And Proof Of Its Destruction.





Nature is one of God’s finest creations, his precious gift to humankind and his expression of beauty. The vast oceans, highest mountains, blue skies, tall and green trees–they are all part of mother nature. Sadly, we are also responsible for its own destruction and if we don’t take good care of it, this beauty will soon fade and perish.

Alison Moritsugu, a New York-based artist paints picturesque and natural landscapes on logs and tree stumps. Aside from promoting art, history and the breathtaking beauty of nature, her advocacy is to raise awareness about what is currently happening to our environment and what we should be doing to save it.

“Today, photoshopped images of verdant forests and unspoiled beaches invite us to vacation and sightsee, providing a false sense of assurance that the wilderness will always exist.”

“Moritsugu’s paintings mirror the optimistic style of 18th and 19th century paintings.”


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“But by looking at the painting’s surface, the celebration of nature is countered by the proof of its destruction,” she said.


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“I like the juxtaposition and tension created by having an image of nature on a section or sample of real nature.”


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“By exploring idealized views of nature, my work acknowledges our more complex and precarious relationship with the environment.”


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Some of Moritsugu’s influences for her masterpieces are the Hudson River School paintings and Thomas Cole’s.


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Her work is a powerful reminder that we should do our part to protect nature..


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instead of being the reason for its destruction.


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Beautiful pieces of art..


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with a “great” purpose.


Photo credit: Alison Moritsugu

To see more of Moritsugu’s amazing work, you may visit her page.

H/T: Pulptastic

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