In their book Art and Fear, David Bayles and Ted Orland argue that art that deals with ideas is more interesting than art that deals with technique. I could not agree more! Ideas are not only what make art interesting, but ideas also give all of us a way to participate in art. We all have ideas, even if we’re not trained artists. In yesterday’s class, I gave the assignment of exploring the different ways in which we could explore the idea of “Art in Nature.”
Here are two different examples from the students.
The first photo is of fall leaves. The composition of the leaves together created art.
The second photo is a tapestry perched in a tree.
Very different, but both are examples of ART in Nature.