Nature is You Art Project

Online Exhibition

 

The exhibition aims to explore the connection that we have with mother nature, and include the work of many creative beings based in Scotland, professional and amateur artists.

 

 

During the past few months, we had the chance to go inward and examine our lives. The situation in our world invited us to reflect on the connection that we have with everything and our impact on the natural world. We stopped our run through life, and nature blossomed and healed around us. We are part of the natural world, like any other species on the planet, yet sometimes we tend to forget and feel detached by this essential truth.
This art project started with the desire to generate a creative wave that could support us all through this time of change and transition. Also, it wished to create a moment of reflection about the relationship that we have with our natural environment and to take responsibility for our world.


 

Palma Mule'
Palma Mule'

Love for Mother Earth by Palma Mule'

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Palma Mule'
Palma Mule'

Water by Palma Mule'

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Gabriele Gikyte
Gabriele Gikyte

Nature is me - Ink on paper by Gabriele Gikyte "In this illustration, I explore the patterns of nature in me. I remember as a child I would lay down in the meadow and put flower blooms on my face, trying to stay still, eyes closed, listening to the life in the grass. I remember the soft feeling and immerse myself in it through meditation as an adult."

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Suzanne Mcghee
Suzanne Mcghee

As One by Suzanne Mcghee "Collage work combining ink collagraphs printed using a printing press, with items that are personal to me, and combining them with some of my preserved flowers that I collect. I am always in awe of plants, and I am always trying to capture their moments, pressing them is one of the methods I use. This lets me look visually at how nature runs through us, and is ever present."

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Suzanne Mcghee
Suzanne Mcghee

Crowning Nature by Suzanne Mcghee "Collage work combining ink collagraphs printed using a printing press, with items that are personal to me, and combining them with some of my preserved flowers that I collect. I am always in awe of plants, and I am always trying to capture their moments, pressing them is one of the methods I use. This lets me look visually at how nature runs through us, and is ever present."

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Jacquelin Smith
Jacquelin Smith

Spring Equinox 2020 by Jacquelin Smith "The work highlights that like the seasons life and us, are always changing. Even when dark times come(Winter) new beginnings(Spring) always comes back around."

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Catriona Patience
Catriona Patience

Needle felted sculptures by Catriona Patience "I have always been fascinated by nature, and especially birds and their habits, and wanted to understand their lives more deeply. I made this series of common British bird eggs to inform my bird egg ID skills and by building nests using wool, wire and natural materials I started seeing the world from a birds' eye perspective - constantly on the look out for moss or feathers to line my nests."

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Catriona Patience
Catriona Patience

Needle felted sculptures by Catriona Patience "I have always been fascinated by nature, and especially birds and their habits, and wanted to understand their lives more deeply. I made this series of common British bird eggs to inform my bird egg ID skills and by building nests using wool, wire and natural materials I started seeing the world from a birds' eye perspective - constantly on the look out for moss or feathers to line my nests."

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Ruth Elizabeth Buckley
Ruth Elizabeth Buckley

The Silent Giant by Ruth Elizabeth Buckley "The Silent Giant is walking alone in the forest. He is an embodiment of nature. Even though he is immense, no one can see him. This is a commentary and reflection on our relationship with nature. 'The Silent Giant' is placed into a cage with forest imagery adorning the sides. When he is viewed, he looks to be walking through the forest."

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Ruth Elizabeth Buckley
Ruth Elizabeth Buckley

The Silent Giant by Ruth Elizabeth Buckley "The Silent Giant is walking alone in the forest. He is an embodiment of nature. Even though he is immense, no one can see him. This is a commentary and reflection on our relationship with nature. 'The Silent Giant' is placed into a cage with forest imagery adorning the sides. When he is viewed, he looks to be walking through the forest."

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Cathy MacLeod
Cathy MacLeod

Birch Trees - Pen and ink drawing 420 x 297mm cartridge paper by the Stream by Cathy MacLeod "This is the first in a series of illustrations inspired by the majestic Scots Pine I'm currently working on. Settled amid the ancient pines is a wondrous ecosystem filled with native trees, plants, insects, birds, animals and fish.. This drawing represents a blending of my Pacific Islander culture with my new home here in the highlands of Scotland.

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Claire Burnett
Claire Burnett

Treetops 2 by Clare Burnett "I’ve been reflecting on how it’s become a challenge to find true breathing space, how sad it is that I search for space away from humanity in the first place. These images are all taken in different areas where I was expecting quiet but still found nature to be interrupted and overpowered. We leave nowhere untouched. I’m always working on my personal journey to feel connected with nature, but still can’t help but see humanity as ‘other’."

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Claire Burnett
Claire Burnett

Treetops 4 by Claire Burnett Treetops by Clare Burnett "I’ve been reflecting on how it’s become a challenge to find true breathing space, how sad it is that I search for space away from humanity in the first place. These images are all taken in different areas where I was expecting quiet but still found nature to be interrupted and overpowered. We leave nowhere untouched. I’m always working on my personal journey to feel connected with nature, but still can’t help but see humanity as ‘other’."

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Therese Lynch
Therese Lynch

Thicket by Therese Lynch A watercolour inspired by the energetic tangle of plants in a Scottish hedgerow

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Alison Johnston, Moray
Alison Johnston, Moray

Indistinct line by Alison Johnston, Moray monoprint 360mm x 250mm "Nature will silently cradle in a chemistry of peace. The monoprint expresses the feeling that there is no boundary line, it is not camouflage masking another life, it is the essence of our being and the breeze is also our breath. The print shows harmony with nature."

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Tímea Borbély
Tímea Borbély

Forth Bridge by Tímea Borbély

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Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - Photo credits Mairi Wilson
Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - Photo credits Mairi Wilson

A Fragile Geography Project - Angel by Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - Photo credits Mairi Wilson "A fragile geography is a project that I have had in mind for a few years. After returning to Europe, having lived in Singapore for the last 3 years, the project "A fragile geography" is born from my feelings that arose during my life as a foreign artist in Asia, trying to connect nature and humanity with social norms, government technology, religion, power and massive urban constructions"

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Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - Photo credits Chew Junhong
Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - Photo credits Chew Junhong

A Fragile Geography Project - Dan-40 by Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - Photo credits Chew Junhong "A fragile geography is a project that I have had in mind for a few years. After returning to Europe, having lived in Singapore for the last 3 years, the project "A fragile geography" is born from my feelings that arose during my life as a foreign artist in Asia, trying to connect nature and humanity with social norms, government technology, religion, power and massive urban constructions"

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Ona Marija Vidūnaitė
Ona Marija Vidūnaitė

Breathe by Ona Marija Vidūnaitė "I always feel a connection with nature through deep breathing practices. It helps me rest and feel more connected to my tired body. It helps me feel in control. And when I am outside, focusing on my breath, I feel huge, It's funny to say it, but I feel like I am wide, taken apart by my surroundings. I can rest in this way."

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Alisdair Small
Alisdair Small

Self portrait, Pencil on A3 Bristol board by Alisdair Small @skateboarding_sheep and also @Facebook.com/AllySmallArtWork

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Alisdair Small
Alisdair Small

Moon plant consciousness, Ink on A3 Bristol board by Alisdair Small "A lot of my art is based around my experiences in nature and also about how as humans we fit into/ interact with it".@skateboarding_sheep and also @Facebook.com/AllySmallArtWork

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Dari
Dari

Magical Nature by Dari "Nature does not really need us, we need her. Respect her, value her and take good care of her." I refer to nature as "her" as in "mother nature"

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Dari
Dari

Magical Nature by Dari "Nature does not really need us, we need her. Respect her, value her and take good care of her."

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Blyth Spirit
Blyth Spirit

Nefelibata An Internal Insight by Blyth Spirit

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Blyth Spirit
Blyth Spirit

Nefelibata An Internal Insight by Blyth Spirit

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Rebecca Greenwood
Rebecca Greenwood

Approaching storm, Mixed media on paper by Rebecca Greenwood "This work was made in the Outer Hebrides using ink , watercolours , acrylics and the wind. On the day of it's creation the islands weather station recorded the wind as a force 9 gale , i have found the very changeable and sometimes extreme weather here a great source of inspiration for my paintings. To document the forces of nature in this way is a great privilege."

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Florence Hargreaves
Florence Hargreaves

From tree, to sea, to sand' 2020, by Florence Hargreaves "Currently my work explores natural landscapes and organic objects reconnoitring how they can provide a metaphorical narrative from human emotions and feelings. I aim to capture ephemeral emotions that people experience within natural spaces, but I also consider natural matter that I find in them."

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Florence Hargreaves
Florence Hargreaves

From tree, to sea, to sand' 2020, by Florence Hargreaves "Currently my work explores natural landscapes and organic objects reconnoitring how they can provide a metaphorical narrative from human emotions and feelings. I aim to capture ephemeral emotions that people experience within natural spaces, but I also consider natural matter that I find in them."

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Jacque
Jacque

Tropical Underworld by Jacque "When I think about nature and my connection to it I think of all the essential elements to the natural environment; the roots of trees, the fruits that these trees bear and the tropical sands and seas that surround our planet. We as humans are the taker and an observer of these natural beauty spots but fail to restore more often than not, so this piece created from handmade recycled paper is an abstracted version of all these elements in one."

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Ella Porter
Ella Porter

Skeletal Sprouting by Ella Porter "I am currently interested in creating surreal environments to explore ideas of ecosystems, microorganisms and ecology issues. This digital drawing is more specifically taken from a form found within the microscopic organisms in the ocean. I am fascinated by all these beings and intricate structures that surround us in the natural world but which we can’t see or are not aware of."

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Fern Marshall
Fern Marshall

Garden at dusk & Full bloom by Fern Marshall

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Fern Marshall
Fern Marshall

Sunset in the park & New growth by Fern Marshall

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Elise Guietti
Elise Guietti

Nature is You - Nature is Me by Elise Guietti While creating this painting, I had the chance to explore my connection with Mother Nature a bit further. Through the creative process, I discovered within myself the forces of the natural world more than ever before. Nature is energy, unity, wildness, nourishment, love. Nature is everything. The natural world contains the essence of life and makes it visible to our physical eyes.

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Maria Fatme
Maria Fatme

Sacred art by Maria Fatme "The reconnection journey with my menstrual cycle. A path towards recovering my ancestral power through connecting with Mother Earth inside of me."

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Bettina Horvath
Bettina Horvath

Sacred Tobacco.by Bettina Horvath "Honor to sacred medicine to open the doorway to the higher consciousness and purpose.

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Bettina Horvath
Bettina Horvath

Endless by Bettina Horvath "Diving deep into sacred geometry"

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Kelvin Craig
Kelvin Craig

Life on the Tyne by Kelvin Craig "This time of the year is famous for the birth of new Haddingtonians on the river Tyne. I was lucky to be able to get a close look at the newly born cygnets while on a walk with my camera. I’m sure I can speak for the rest of the town in saying that these new arrivals offer a little bit of light in these difficult times."

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Kelvin Craig
Kelvin Craig

Life on the Tyne by Kelvin Craig "This time of the year is famous for the birth of new Haddingtonians on the river Tyne. I was lucky to be able to get a close look at the newly born cygnets while on a walk with my camera. I’m sure I can speak for the rest of the town in saying that these new arrivals offer a little bit of light in these difficult times."

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Composed by Carla Sayer
Violin: Tim du Feu

"I recently created a piece inspired by the sound of rain on a window. I recreated it using a field recording from my shower indoors. It uses piano, looped piano, violin, and synth with the recorded water sounds."

A Fragile Geography Project by Daniel Navarro Lorenzo - Video by Simon M Scott

What does nature mean to us? What do we remember of nature in the urban landscapes of streets, museums and parks? What will we remember in the future when all nature is artificial? This new dance piece will follow the music into dreams of the synthetic environment. To find out more about the project visit https://www.danlourencodance.com/places

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost" Martha Graham

Huge thanks to all the artists for creating and

sharing their work with the world