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Poster designed for Earth Day.
“There are no forms in nature. Nature is a vast, chaotic collection of shapes. You as an artist create configurations out of chaos. You make a formal statement where there was none to begin with. All art is a combination of an external event and an internal event… I make a photograph to give you the equivalent of what I felt. Equivalent is still the best word.” ― Ansel Adams
There is a case to made for nature being the ultimate therapist. In a world where everything, it seems, is analysed, quantified and categorized to contribute to the bottom line, the needs of the human spirit are more often than not left by the wayside and ignored —I would argue at the peril of a society’s overall health. The implications are clear. With up to 70% of the world’s population predicted to be living in urban areas by 2050, unless more efforts are made to incorporate access to greenspace, levels of mental illness, stress and its manifestations, anxiety and depression, will only increase. All studies indicate that regular exposure to nature serves as an effective antidote to the strains of urban life.
BluePhotos taken during the Fall/Winters of 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Lambton Shores on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
Love is complex, the underlying force of the universe some would argue. It is what brings oftentimes disparate elements together to form a functional whole. It is a principle that can be applied to the tiniest of particulate matter as well as to the vastness of the known universe. Nature, for me, has always been a manifestation of true love. I have always equated love with beauty, and it is this that I attempt to visualize with this poster. Love is strong — yet vulnerable and fragile.
The multidimensionality and diversity of love in its many forms is portrayed using botanical photography from the Instagram feed of Steiner Graphics encased in a typographical representation of the word “love”, thereby alluding to the reality that love too evolves with the passage of time and the changing of the seasons.
Response to the poster, on social media platforms especially, exceeded expectations.