"let the nature breathe" - by kayla gunn     

Through the thick woods, you'll see that there's no yellow brick road leading you the way out. Standing there, amongst the trees, you're a stranger and threatened by everything that breathes. This collection of art reminds us that nature is to be loved and that we shouldn't forget to visit the beauty of this world, even if it aborts our original life plans. 

Van Gogh's Forest is a prime example of how nature can threaten or scare us when we our first greeted with it's true presence. I love the scheme of colors Van Gogh chose because it really illuminates the expression of the traveling man and excludes the detail in the nature making it all the more reason to assume that the branch of the trees are indeed something to fear. I love the branches that are even coming out of the man, for I suppose that it represents that the further you travel into the forest the more you become a part of it.
In Gene Kloss's "Spring Lights Valdez Valley" I ultimately like the color texture used to illustrate the beauty of this valley. The trees are rough and dark while the light bursting through the clouds are obviously light but also very smoothing. The details in this is not structured making the colors blend even when they technically do not match.
Hannah Atcheson's "Mountains" is a must have portrait. The contrasting colors and the shaping that she does to elaborate the build up of mountains is spectacular. It represents that nature will never repeat itself but will continue to grow together.
In Henri Rousseau's "The Equatorial Jungle" the use of pattern and the choice in color really makes this piece stand out. The plants, all different, overlap each other giving it that pattern look effect and the colors that are distributed randomly through the nature pushes the viewer to see all the detail.
"The Great Wave" has always been one of my favorite pieces - I actually have a remake of it as a tattoo on my forearm. What speaks out to me is the color used in this photo and the drastic overall tone of it. The dark blue waves covered by overpowering white caps lighten up the gloomy sky, letting the viewer know there's a storm but the waves will survive.
"The Cloud" was added to the gallery for the main soul purpose of showing the beauty of movement within nature. The curves of the wind, the shape of the clouds that are trailing together really show that nothing is still, especially the earth.
I absolutely love the contrast in this photo done by Cang Xin. This full frontal image of the landscape here displays the beauty from top to bottom, with each area coated with the right sense of tone.
I really like this portrait of Luther Burbank, mainly because it speaks life and death. Though visually one can't attach movement to this photo, but the details in the roots and the flow of the growing leaves display the movement in life and the guy sinking to his body in the ground shows the movement of death.
I adore this picture of a baby reaching out to mountains from a far. I chose this photo to show the difference between tone and texture but how it can help each other deliver a message. The color tone really makes the baby and the mountain stand out in the patterned, textured clouds.
Last but not least, the "Mountain of Calm." This photo perfectly elaborates on the importance of movement in nature and how though things are always being drifted away there will always be peace and stillness when it comes to nature.
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