Tuesday, November 25, 2014

as in nature, as in art

There is something I find mesmerising about the colours of autumn, and particularly about trees at this time of year.

I love the skeleton that is revealed as the leaves fall, the way the network of branch upon branch seems to grow upwards and outwards like fingers reaching for the sky.

I am also fascinated by the way nature mirrors itself. Seeing the hidden structure under the foliage seems to me to replicate the networks of vessels and nerves in the human body. The same sense of an unseen system, forming the roots and branches of life. This picture on display at the Museum of Science and Industry recently, albeit not particularly autumnal, shows the wiring of the human brain and goes some way to depicting what I mean.

There is something so beautiful I think about these images, something soothing about the consistency of nature's design. I love the sense that all life is in some way the same patterns repeated. 


  1. There are certain patterns in the natural world that are repeated time and time again, the similarities of the tree patterns and the interlinking brain network is amazing to see! X

    1. I find it so soothing somehow! thanks for all of the comments :)