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Essay and Artwork about Art and its Role in Nature

Updated on January 12, 2015
The power of art is in your hands.
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Abstract Art is a cool type of art
Abstract Art is a cool type of art

Art Brings You In a Kaleidoscope World

Beads, pebbles, colored papers – what is great about these things?

Think about it. When you see beads, pebbles and colored papers lying on a floor, what do you feel? What do you think of them? Nothing. You’ll say, “Huh? What’s so special about these things?” Yyou might even think of them as some thrash, and they need to be thrown away. Now, try to lump them up together, and place them in a container. What will you think of it now? Well, still nothing, right? I mean, these are just ordinary things - nothing so great about them. So, why waste our time talking about these meaningless things?

Why? Because, in truth, these are not really meaningless as you think it is. These are “something”. Ponder on this: What do you think makes a Kaleidoscope work perfectly and enables it to project such spectacular images that would turn your world upside down? Well nothing but those garbage you are referring to.

Art works just like that. It transforms seemingly unwanted and unnoticed things into something grand and magnificent. Art is like the lens that would enable you to see something beyond what human eyes can perceive. It is the only perfect instrument that can bring out the magic and enchantment within things. It spices up the world; it adds color to the grey and dull world we used to live in. Art is everything. Art is magic.

Art – what are the things that shaped my concept, idea and definition of it?

Ever since I was a child, my parents indulged and immersed me in art. At first, it was more of a “forced immersion”, but as time passed by, I learned how to appreciate it. I even looked forward in attending my art classes.

I had art classes for using different media such as oil pastel, pencil, charcoal and watercolor. These has all influenced and molded my perception of art. All those time spent made me appreciate art even more. Unfortunately, they did not develop my skill in drawing, sketching and painting, but this all due to my being naturally not gifted in those fields. But I don’t believe that I’ve put everything into waste, because although they may not be helpful in enhancing (better yet, forcing out) my skills, I learned a lot about art. This may explain why I’m doing well in using Adobe Photoshop.

My Artwork on the Role of Art in Nature!

An artwork I created that gives emphasis to the role of art in nature.
An artwork I created that gives emphasis to the role of art in nature.

The beauty of nature – what’s the role of art?

As a nature-loving person, I see how important and beautiful every creation in this world is. Unfortunately, not everyone sees nature this way. Some people think that there’s nothing special about it, while some don’t even care at all. They tend to ignore the truth about the beauty and grandeur of nature. That’s why they need to have their eyes (as well as their minds open, so that they could find out the truth themselves). And this is where art comes in because art could be the “lens” that will enable them to vividly see the magnificence of the environment.

In this artwork I made (using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop), I visualized nature as something magical. Thus, I’ve made it look like a dream world – a fantasy. But although it seems to deviate from reality, it apparently does not. Through the art, I want people to know that the enchantment is already out there, all we need is to embrace it.

Like I said, art is a kaleidoscope that has the power to transform our perception. If we start seeing nature as something extraordinarily beautiful and bewildering, people may start to take care of nature more, and try to protect it, unlike today that we seem to be selfless in taking advantage of nature that leads to its continuous depletion.

Thus, through this art, I’m attempting to remind people to see things (especially nature) with passion, and to perceive things with “art”.

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      That's great piece. Some are really gifted when it comes to art. Others are simply inspired. every culture has his own definition and ideas on what is attractive and what is not. But thanks to a a continuosly shrinking world, we get to appreciate different art from different places. Moreover, it does touch our emotions and drive us to act on it.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Thanks again for the comment jpcmc! I really love creating artworks using Adobe Photoshop,but I think I fall more under the category of "inspired".

      Also, I agree with your statement! It's important to understand where other people are coming from, so that cultural differences (e.g. perception of things, opinions etc) would be kept at bay. We are currently living in the world where we celebrate diversity.

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Beautiful ! Interesting perception... indeed, nature is beautiful and is meant to be preserved. A great idea... involves a lot of passion!

      voted up :)

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Shruti! I really hope everybody sees nature this way. Imagine everyone's taking part in preserving and nurturing nature. Oh, such a beautiful thought. :)

      And hopefully, through the simple artwork I created, viewers will be able to realize the worth of nature.

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