The Natural Mirror in Collage
Art is nature sped up and God slowed down.
—Malcolm de Chazal (1902-1981), Mauritian writer, painter, and visionary
In examining nature, we often see ourselves—or parts of ourselves—reflected in its order. An ancient philosopher held that “Man is the measure of all things.”
In recent times, visionary philosophers and artists have found a more reciprocal relationship between human beings and nature. Just as human concepts and functions are pressed into service to describe natural phenomena, those phenomena are also applied to explain the character and activities of humanity. We reflect nature as nature reflects us.
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Self-similarity (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman.
"In examining nature, we often see ourselves—or parts of ourselves—reflected in its order..."