A look at Human/Nature Relations
Since the industrial revolution, people in developed modern societies have experienced an increasing disconnect from our natural world and the animals within it. Developed capitalist societies are moving further away from nature and this creates negative consequences for both people and all other beings. This disconnect from our natural world has resulted in multiple and complex changes in our relationships with animals and nature. Our unwillingness to educate society about n
Why Beauty Matters.
Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives. In the 20th century, Scruton argues, art, architecture and music turned their backs on beauty, making a cult of ugliness and leading us into a spiritual desert. Using the thoughts of philosophers from Plato to Kant, and by talking to artists Michael Craig-Martin and Alexander Stoddart, Scruton analyses where art went wrong and presents his own impassioned case fo
Caddisfly larvae are aquatic, and spin protective silk cases which incorporate bits of material from their surroundings, such as gravel, twigs or small pieces of shell. In this remarkable work, simply entitled Caddis, French artist Hubert Duprat (b.1957) has collaborated with caddis larvae by gently placing them in an environment full of gold, pearls and semi-precious stones. #larvae #aquatic #art #nature #silk #gold #perls #stones #french #artist
Papermache art by Bees
Osmia Avosetta are solitary bees that build their nests by biting petals off of flowers, flying them back one by one, and gluing them together often using nectar as glue. Each nest is a papermache work of art that houses a single bee egg. #bees #pretty #nectar #art #nature #wild