Nature vs. Natural

One important concept I tackle in my work is that of nature vs. natural.  I depict nature, but not in a natural way.  I often postarize it, pulling out patterns and shapes in bright colors and high contrast.  As a result, there are multiple factors at play.  I am create something that is aesthetic and of visual interest.  I am also seeking patterns, dominant forms, and repetitions.  Finally, there is the underlying sense of nature and structure as both organic and free, but somehow designed.  I am perhaps the unnatural designer, applying artistic aesthetics to natural aesthetics.  This is what artists do, recreate the world in their own visual language.