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A curated collection of photographs that explore the interaction of art and life. Highlighting the examination of plant exploration, historical tales, scientific inquires through artistic endeavors.

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A gathering of inspiration, thought experiments, and injections of where life is art.

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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

Anna Taugher

"Painters throughout art history from the Northern Song, Baroque, Rococo and Hudson River School tailored their depictions of nature to serve an artistic narrative. Today, photoshopped images of verdant forests and unspoiled beaches invite us to vacation and sightsee, providing a false sense of assurance that the wilderness will always exist. By exploring idealized views of nature, my work acknowledges our more complex and precarious relationship with the environment."   Alison Moritsugu

In Moritsugu's exhibition Inconsequence / In Consequence she paints idealic images of wild forests on log stumps that one could imagine were freshly cut out of the forest depicted within the painting. This use of skill and material exemplifies the old human notion of Manifest Destiny and how the west was won. Though these ideals are not on the forefront of our modern mind our consumption of natural resources says otherwise. Moritsugu captures this doomsday beautifully.


Cactus

Anna Taugher

via Honestly WTF

Korean artist Kwangho Lee creates photo-realistic images of cacti with just his paintbrush. Captivating and mesmerizing he captures the essence of his subject on canvas. Is this real life?

Frameworks of Absense

Anna Taugher

Somethings missing...a striking take on historical paintings and what is now missing from our world today. Artist Brandon Ballengée removes animal species that have since become extinct, extracting with a scalpel their images from historic naturalist paintings. The effect is an in your face representation of the world now, a realization and physical representation of how humans have changed the look of the planet. In essence erasing the biodiversity of Earth as we conquer all corners.