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.”
“But by looking at the painting’s surface, the celebration of nature is countered by the proof of its destruction,” she said.
“I like the juxtaposition and tension created by having an image of nature on a section or sample of real nature.”
“By exploring idealized views of nature, my work acknowledges our more complex and precarious relationship with the environment.”
Some of Moritsugu’s influences for her masterpieces are the Hudson River School paintings and Thomas Cole’s.
Her work is a powerful reminder that we should do our part to protect nature..
instead of being the reason for its destruction.
Beautiful pieces of art..
with a “great” purpose.
To see more of Moritsugu’s amazing work, you may visit her page.
30 Sticky-Note Illustrations That Accurately Convey The Grim Realities of Adult Life
Absolutely funny! #8 is gold!
With all its perks and privileges, adulthood can surely be fun. Once you hit the so-called “legal age,” you can freely do things that weren’t really allowed when you were yet a kid. For example, you can check out bars, purchase cigarettes and alcohol, work full-time and then be able to spend your money on whatever you want. Along with that, you can also register to vote and drive your own vehicle.
There is no denying, however, that it is likewise a time of overwhelming responsibilities. You have to live up to high expectations not only from your parents but also from the society in general. In short, you are expected to act your age and be all mature. You need to keep a job to stay alive and, once employed, you get very little free time.
This is exactly the reason why Chaz Hutton’s sticky-note illustrations are actually very hilarious.
Man Isolated Himself for 25 Years and Created Fantastic Sculptures Inside Caves
Anybody would want to live in these caves!
When we talk about caves, we usually think of a dark scary place where creepy little crawlers are present everywhere waiting to attack us. Simply put, it's the last place you want to visit. But when you see Ra Paulette’s artistic works of art, you will be amazed with the beauty of the sculptures inside these caves that will definitely make you want to visit them.
Ra is an American cave sculptor artist based in New Mexico. He spends most of his time digging on hillsides to create beautiful works of art. He spent 25 years designing and carving majestic artworks and he is still creating more!
Ra considers his works of art a haven of peace.
Toy Story Fans Created a Stunningly Accurate Replica of Andy’s Room
What better way to show your love for your favorite animation by redecorating your room exactly like it?
These fans loved Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story" so much they redecorated their bedroom exactly like Andy's.
Two brothers who grew up idolizing Andy from the Disney/Pixar franchise, "Toy Story" decided to build an exact replica of Andy's room down to the last detail.
Can you tell if this is the real one or the replica?
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