You’ll Be Amazed by This Artist’s Love Story with Nature

Artist, James Brunt, is an architect of nature.

When I was a kid, I loved to scour the ground in search of rocks, leaves, feathers, even dead bugs. I had an outstanding dead bug collection. We were collectors of nature in my dad’s house. 

There were usually at least three different animal species running around. Between iguanas, hamsters (R.I.P. Dribbles), fish, lizards, dogs, cats, and the occasional wild snake, we could have started our own Georgia ark.

Nature was in my blood.

female artist hiking in woods to Panther Creek, GA

That’s why this artist is amazing. It’s hard enough to paint or draw a masterpiece. Or even just a decent piece of art. But to create beauty from leaves, rocks, and flowers, and then to say goodbye to it not knowing how long it will stand. That’s some really cool art.

Take a look at James Brunt and the stunning designs he creates without even picking up a paintbrush. 

“How generous you are, Earth, and how strong is your yearning for your children lost between that which they have attained and that which they could not obtain. 

We clamor and you smile, we flit but you stay…

We extract your elements to make cannons and bombs, but out of our elements you create lilies and roses.”

-Kahlil Gibran

James finds natural objects for his art pieces near his hometown of Yorkshire, England.

You can visit his website here:

The patience this requires blows my mind. And the impermanence of it makes it even more special and sacred. He masters color and movement with the simplest of objects, things we walk by every single day. 

So let his eyes inspire you today. Give a closer look to the world around you. What things are you walking right past that hold hidden beauty? 

Or make your own nature mandala. Awaken the kid in you by going on a scavenger hunt. Or take the kids with you! Spend a couple of hours searching your backyard, your neighborhood, or the park, and see what unique design is waiting to be created with what you found.

I stumbled across James Brunt’s work in Ilona’s article. You can read the original article here:

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