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How Can an Artist Recreate Nature,

Updated on May 13, 2022

We are all a part of nature and therefore we can re-create some of its beauty. It happens quite often when a child is birthed by two. A carbon copy of ourselves

Yoko Ono posted the question:

"How can an artist recreate nature??"

And I replied:

Magnify some Autumn leaves

a thousand times, capturing

the sugar colored splendor,

and the roadmap of viens that fed it,

photograph it in high definition,

and then print it on silk fabric

that will flutter in the breeze.


Capture rain in barrels of water

and use it to spritz your flowers

and gardens during a drought.

Dress in a puffy cotton costume

like a silly cloud.


Remove all the rugs

from your house, and

replace them with rich topsoil,

then plant grass & flowers,

and soon you will walk

barefoot on nature's finest carpet.


Pour a clear resin in a bowl,

that will hard into polyurethane,

set it outside like ancient amber,

and wait 48 hours to see what

tidbits of nature you have captured.

Faliing leaves, wind blown dandelion puffs,

tiny curious insects that strayed into eternity

all frozen in the depths of that clear plastic dome,

once it is removed from the bowl.


Perhaps donate your useful organs

upon death to those whose organs

are failing & extend life itself,

letting your heart beat on,

your liver detoxify,

your skin repair burn damage,

much as nature would if it could.

Live on beyond your frail, mortal flesh.


Capture the tears of a

suffering nation until

they fill many tubs,

and then ask our leaders

to bathe in the sorrows.

Perhaps then peace will

become a cleansing

experience for all.


When you die have

the seed of an oak

put in your body,

which will alow you to

become human compost,

and eventually a tall tree

that was fed on your essence.

Acorns like children and

grandchildren will tumble

at your feet.


Then when you are done with all of this.....


Place a tall glass out

in a snowstorm, fill it with snow,

add some margartia mix & tequilla

and grow heady on the world's waters.


© 2010 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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