Since then dandelion inspiration seems to be everywhere, I came across some photos of UK artist/sculptor Andy Goldsworthy using dandelions. The intense yellow of the flowers is just so uplifting. Kids intinctively love them, picking them to present to their mums. Who doesn't remember presenting them to a Mum or receiving them?
Goldsworthy uses natural materials to produce startling temporary and permanent art installations;
"Movement, change, light, growth and decay are the lifeblood of nature, the energies that I I try to tap through my work. I need the shock of touch, the resistance of place, materials and weather, the earth as my source. Nature is in a state of change and that change is the key to understanding. I want my art to be sensitive and alert to changes in material, season and weather. Each work grows, stays, decays. Process and decay are implicit. Transience in my work reflects what I find in nature."
A few days ago I also came across another artist who uses flowers/nature in her work, seemingly inspired by sacred geometry;
" Kathy Klein is a devout lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all. She creates the danmalas by first centering herself in a meditative devotional space. Next she gathers flowers and natural objects while her mind is kept in mantra, resting in the immaterial. Then, through an act of grace and giving to all, she allows the materials to fall to the will of creation patterns. Her inspiration is given from the golden sound residing within perfect silence. They are reflections of the inexpressible, a gesture which points towards life’s abundance, an unspoken verse of Love. The danmalas remind us all to listen to the unheard voice of nature, creation, and the eternal mystery."
I read about Grab in this blog post riverblissed.blogspot.com
It's a lovely inspirational blog, if you have time to have a peek.
This post is about hobbies and passions and dedicating time to them in order to follow ones bliss.
I loved reading it and took the author's words to heart.
With her advice I have decided to go with the flow of my passions.
As my present passion is wild plants I am going to continue dedicating time to learn and create with them.