Our Conceptualizing Nature

It is like

the “art” question


what if an artist

only conceptualized

in their mind

for their own personal enjoyment

without ever

creating any physical pieces


would they still be

a true artist ?


do we really need

does a flower really need

the value

of others

to be a legitimate



Spider Web Necklace

Image: Geo Sans

35 thoughts on “Our Conceptualizing Nature

  1. We come to the realisation that we don’t need to prove,
    or praise, or parade our deepest feelings.
    We are enough, and yet,
    to kneel in wonder and reverence to the miracle of life,
    Art is the way.

  2. It’s a fabricated hierarchy
    good… better… best
    and separate from the rest

    Live outside the box
    sing like the wolves
    dance like the grass
    bake bread like the sun on a stone
    paint because color is poring from your bones
    write because words appear
    speak because a current must flow

  3. First, the shot is beautiful with the dew on the spider web… In answer to your question (in the poem), I’d say “No”, but that’s because I tend to think of things like this as one of God’s creations to show us the beauty he has put before us. So many choose not to see it as that… which is okay. Not unlike thinking a person is dull or boring, until you get to really know them… Beauty is is the eye of the beholder, but I personally don’t think it makes us, or anything else “more legitimate”. :D

  4. That’s an interesting question! I don’t think anyone needs another person to approve of what they create to call themselves an artist, but being artistic does seem largely about presenting something for others to enjoy too – or in some cases not! If it’s not spoken, drawn, painted, mimed, written, danced or created in some form, it almost may not exist, except in the mind of one. It would be a sad lonely kind of art, in my mind anyway, and a pity to never share it at all. :)

    • Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
      Leonardo da Vinci

    • internalizing
      silent communications
      some thoughts
      never shared ?
      lost mental artifacts
      lascaux caves’ genetic cousins
      never receiving
      personal indecipherable codes

  5. I like this poem! I had never really though of art like this. I have ideas for cartoons, ect, that float around in my mind for a long time before I put them on paper. Are they art in my mind? Interesting… anyway, thanks for liking my cartoon! :)

  6. When I was a child I used to wonder did we all see the world the same? When I saw a tree, was it exactly the same tree as you saw? Your post reminded me of that, and the world I ‘saw’ in my mind.
    Intriguing idea.

  7. All art starts in the mind. Whether it stays there depends on many factors. One thing though is if it gets out in the world it’s impact reaches farther. But what gets out is never quite what was in the mind to begin with. Not better or worse, just different.

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