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Foreign Landscapes Inspire Creativity

August 13, 2013 admin 9 Comments

What comes to mind when thinking of foreign landscapes? Are these far off countries? Or different planets? Do they only exist in fantasy fiction? Or are they birthed from Hollywood magic?

Wherever these landscapes originate, one fact is constant: foreign landscapes inspire creativity. At the heart of art is a cry of curiosity — a desire to explore what lies beyond the world as we understand it. This is why natural disasters, everyday home supplies, and destructible objects are bringing about some of the most creative art pieces to date.

Natural Disasters

Foriegn Landscapes Inspire ArtForces of nature often leave tragic sites in their trails but even in the most horrendous of circumstances, art can be found. Take for instance the landscape created from the Superstorm Sandy that hit New York in 2012.

In a parking lot in Queens, NY, 18 piles of sand reaching 30 feet tall were collected. After days of wind and rain, the sand dunes looked like ancient pyramids. Photographs of this site portray the art nature left behind.

Everyday Home Supplies

Repurposing home supplies to create art is increasing in popularity. With social media sites allowing people to share DIY projects, home improvement stores are no longer for fix-it materials only. Artists strive to incorporate three-dimensional shapes to liven up colors and concepts.

At the core of their purpose is a landscape worth replicating. It serves as a “touchstone” for the artist and inspires a piece of art that tells its story.

Destructible Objects

Foriegn Landscapes Inspire Art 1Artistic landscapes broaden the imagination and evoke emotions in all who get to experience them. At the annual Burning Man festival, a landscape of art installations is built. Every Labor Day weekend in a Nevada desert (USA), a “pop-up town” is created by festival attendees. This community contributes art that represents a blending of the divine and the idealistic. The entire festival is devoted to encouraging people to see life beyond their perspective.

Art at the heart is about making the objective world a little easier to understand. Landscapes inspire ideas that are as visually stimulating and tangible as the landscape itself. It answers the curiosity of artists and evokes curiosity in observers.

Read more Segmation blog posts about Art at the Heart:

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  1. Glorialana
    August 13, 2013 - 10:35 am

    Thank you for your inspirational blog. I like your job very much.

  2. Becca Bear
    August 15, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    Erm cant find your about section on your blog so sorry to post this here BUT I have awarded you with The Versatile Blogger Award on my blog :)! Please check it out and play along!

    • segmation
      August 16, 2013 - 9:23 am

      I am not sure about this Versatile Blogger Award. How does it work? http://www.segmation.wordpress.com

      • Becca Bear
        August 16, 2013 - 10:08 am

        Check out the link it has the rules basically its so your followers can get to know you better and vise versa 🙂

  3. oliver
    August 18, 2013 - 6:22 am

    This post actually peaked our interest.

  4. Monica
    August 19, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    sand dunes in Queens – amazing

  5. Rashid Faridi
    August 20, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    Reblogged this on Rashid's Blog.

  6. sharonstjoan
    August 21, 2013 - 9:48 am

    Reblogged this on Voices and Visions.


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