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Friday, November 12, 2010

The Muse

Nature Is My Muse



If you know my work, you are aware that Nature is my muse. 

Looking West Across Lake Tahoe

Mother Nature





Pachamama



Anything and everything in our outdoor surroundings catches my attention.  


Rock Arch in Joshua Tree National Park


Big or small, powerful or fragile.  The overall picture and the smallest detail.


Lichen on Granite

What is a muse?



 A muse is someone or something that has such an influence on another that he, she, or it becomes the focus and inspiration for that person's creative work. In Greek Mythology they are the goddesses, spirits, or real persons who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. 

White Tank Granite in Joshua Tree National Park

Who is Mother Nature?  Mother Nature (sometimes known as Mother Earth) is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and nurturing features of nature by embodying it in the form of the mother. Images of women representing mother earth, and mother nature, are timeless. In prehistoric times, goddesses were worshipped for their association with fertility, fecundity and agricultural bounty. 

Harvest
A View From the Farm 
48" x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas with photograph

And who is Pachamama?


Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes.  Pachamama is usually translated as "Mother Earth" but a more literal translation would be "Mother World".   


Barrels and Fenceposts
48" x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas

Every time I step outdoors, I see inspiration that influences my work.  

Take the time to look around you.  You might find you are inspired as well.


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