A collection of some of my favorite shots of The Nature of Wisdom. Painted recently in Salt Lake City for @3ironsslc
The Nature of Wisdom incorporates binaries & allegories to explore the paradoxical quality of man’s relationship with his natural world and Natures relationship with itself.
A tiny owl sits huge upon the wall, in real life one of the smallest owls in the states now he is larger than any owl, His importance and thus the importance of nature is literally enlarged. The branch on which he is perched is shattering and blowing across the wall, symbolic of the delicate state of our environment and the changing nature of all things. In direct reference to the city in which the work is painted the branch is made of abstract shapes inspired by the salt crystals of the salt flats, also a reference to how we historically have interacted with our world and how the harvesting of resources can effect the creatures around us.
The importance of nature is undeniable, The Nature of Wisdom aims to inspire us to consider the gathering of our wisdom in relationship to how we live in harmony with the world around us.