A big part of my life has always been finding my way to nature when I need to recharge my batteries and find inspiration in my life and art. Simply put, nature is my church. It always surprises, teaches and awes me.
This weekend was pretty magical weather wise. The sun was shining and I spent some time just absorbing the rays and quietly exploring the beach and wooded trails that left there.
My mind was open to the beauty nature had to offer this weekend and I was not disappointed. There were many ice cakes/blocks on the beach. Worn away by some of the worlds highest tides, but not worn away enough to be carried back to the ocean where they belong.
Their temporary nature just called out to me to take some photos.
Initially, I was just inspired by the beauty of the different shapes. I then started thinking of how some of those shapes might translate into a sculpture, or a series of them.
Is this the Kraft bear on the peanut butter jar, or some ancient alien artifact? You decide!
Admittedly, I am no photographer, but I felt like one this weekend, trying to capture different photos in good light so I can reference some of the organic flow and shapes in my ice cake inspired pottery sculptures.
Stay tuned to see what clay creations may come of such inspiration!
On my way back from viewing the ice cakes I noticed this! To me it looks like one of the figures from Easter Island?
But what is it doing here in Canada?
Tell us about how nature has inspired your art or where you draw your inspiration from.