We all know that spring is a time of renewal, a time to cast away the old and dreary and welcome in the new and bright. However we believe that the real magic of spring lies in its ability to shine a light on what once may have been forgotten, and to enhance our man-made world through natures opulence.
How much of the worlds natural beauty do we truly take the time to appreciate on a daily basis? Yes “stop and smell the flowers” is a cliché, but it is a cliché for a reason, like Rothschild we can all discover a little more about the world around us, and ourselves, just by taking a few minutes to reflect on the ways in which nature enhances and revitalizes our man-made world, as is shown in Rothschild’s work, House of the Hanged Man.
“I am hugely interested in and preoccupied with South African Landscapes.”
Ian Herslet’s dreamy scenes are easy to get lost in. Like a nature itself they are both calming and energizing. They make you feel, even if only for a moment, as if you have been transported to a place outside space and time. You hear bird song, the movement of wind through they trees and a sense of peace wafts over you. Herlset’s Of a Feather 4 brings forth a flood of colour and movement while simultaneously expressing the natural harmony of a spring day.
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth” – Henry David Thoreau
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