Right now, what in your world inspires you to take a closer look? Maybe it’s the words in a blog your writing, the vegetables your cleaning for a meal, the autumn leaves that surround you on a walk. For a child, discovery happens in the moment, there is no past or future. It’s what’s right in front of you in the now. Imagine what’s going through the child’s mind as he views the flower through a magnifying glass. What do you think he sees?
Artist, Rob Kesseler, took taking a closer look at the natural world around him to the next level using photography and phytopia. Phytopia reveals a hidden world lying beyond the scope of the human eye. Through his art, he brings a new perspective to nature’s design for the viewer. It’s beauty, color, texture, brilliant and exquisite design. He shares he microscopic world of seeds in his book in Seeds, Time Capsules of Life. Visit Art the Science blog where Rob shares in an interview what inspires him and the materials he uses to create his artwork.
Imagine this beauty all around us every day even though we are not seeing it with the human eye. It’s there. Wow!
Featured Image: Max-Kegfire
The Seeds’ Knowing
The seed holds a blueprint for its existence; what it is to become, how it grows, how it’s nourished and its purpose on earth. The seed knows it’s going to be a tree that grows tall and wide located in a park on a hill at the edge of a clearing, and near a forest that runs along a stream. On the hill the tree has a clear view of the sunrise and the sunset. The seed also knows its essence is eternal and when the tree reaches full growth it will exist on the earth as long as earth exists to serve, share its beauty and be present.
After the seed’s been in the earthy womb for five human years the foundational roots have grown deep. The beginnings of the trees organic architecture is ready to break through the soil and birth itself into the new light. First light – whoosh – ahhhhhhhh. Though no words can accurately describe the feeling of first light and breaking through, just know each seed experiences this extraordinary happening with allowing.
Growing Into a New World
As the tree takes hold in this new world above ground, there is ebb and flow to the growth cycle. Fast growing with deep rest between each growth spurt – rest and grow, rest and grow. During the growth cycle the tree is introduced to its companion plants, velvety smooth grass and moss that hold and drip the morning dew. There are many companion creatures of the two-legged, four-legged, creepy crawly and winged kind. Nourishing each other, they exchange in the life energy that flows through all.
From the night sky a companion star shares its light with the tree. When the star is high in the night sky the liquid in the pod-like cups glows with luminous light.
The trees roots grow deep caressing the soil with great gratitude. There are curly hairs that cover the roots receiving nourishment and releasing nourishment back to soil and underground organisms. From the depths of the earth the tree’s roots drink in the pure, clear and cool crystalline waters. Above ground, the roots grow pod-like cups for the flowering branches to drip their sweet liquid nectar into. Animals, insects, earthlings and other visiting souls come and drink from these pod-like cups.
Over the span of four human years the tree’s roots continue to grow thick and deep to the earth’s center. At the center the main root splinters out to create three additional roots. Each of the three roots grow outward to a designated quadrant on the planet producing a companion tree with the same organic architecture as the first. The trees communicate to each other from the earth’s center which acts as a communication hub and is also considered the eternal heart. From the center stabilizing harmonics vibrate upward through the roots to the tree and earth’s surface.
To be continued….
Featured Image(s): Theresa – Seed to Blossom
“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
What if the message or essence behind the Queen’s remark is by believing in the impossible the possible can be created. What if the impossible became possible?
What is your practice for dreaming up the impossible? Take it from the Queen and give it a try, believe six impossible things before breakfast. If you do not eat breakfast, then in your first waking hour. It allows you as a creator to truly have great fun and engage your curiosity, imagination and creativity.
When sketching, sometimes I have an idea what the drawing is about and how all the parts work. Other times the ideas do not come until I add color. Which is what happened with this flower. After the color the ideas came.
OK, so there are my six impossible things.
Featured Image: Orla