“There is Motive”

36×48 acrylic, ink, salt, canvas

By Deb Haugen

“The Natural Artist”

or·gan·ic  (ôr-g?n’?k)

  1. Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms: natural issue.
  2. Straightforward, healthful, and close to mother nature: an natural life-style
  3. Resembling a living organism in organization or growth interconnected: culture as an natural complete.
  4. Constituting an integral element of a complete essential.
  5. Involving organisms or the goods of their existence processes.

The phrase “Natural” can be used to a wide range of topics. I am producing about “Natural Artwork“, and what that indicates to me, as men and women have tagged me….The Natural Artist. I have normally been much more snug outside the house, I just desire mother nature to partitions. As a little one my Mom experienced to drag me inside every night time. I lived just up the hill from a swamp, I know my fascination was born there in that magical swamp. I have very sturdy beliefs in encouraging our setting, and concerns for the potential of our planet.

When you feel of the phrase natural, you clearly to start with feel of produce, that has been organically developed without having chemicals. I feel when referring to Artwork with the phrase Natural attached, we naturally will conjure up pictures in our minds of pure looking points,  a lush landscape, a gnarled tree, or a bunch of freshly picked flowers, probably even a basket of make.   

I first thought about the thought of “Natural Artwork” when walking the creek mattress powering my house in Malibu, Ca. I desired to capture on canvas the feel of  hiking the trails, or checking out the creek. I desired to convey my response  to mother nature, anything that experienced a truly innate pure glance and truly feel to it. To acquire it a phase further more, I desired to display the fundamentals of mother nature that we see day by day, that are so strikingly familiar to us, and their romance to time.  

I’m  intrigued by micro assemblages, tucked just below the surface, strange hidden worlds full in by themselves. Macro and micro natural happenings are ongoing consistently, pure occurrences that also have to do with the passage of time. Time reveals alone via rotted wooden, new growth, loss of life, strata on the side of a mountain wall, all these points display the evolution of our Earth, organic markings of the passage of time.     Now, combine these  with inner thoughts of emotion,  bodily movement of an artist responding to mother nature, and you have what I call….Natural Artwork. It is an artists vision of mother nature, natures movement via time, and that particular artists inner thoughts, and responses. I want the viewer to re-reside an atmospheric memory in their romance to mother nature and my artwork.

Natural artwork can also be termed “Natural” by the materials an artist is utilizing. Artists use natural pigments, leaves, branches, berries, stones, and so forth. An assemblage of pure resources, a sculpture in  wood  or marble, stones stacked/put  along side a river……..or even crop circles, they are all examples of what I would phrase Natural Artwork. 

 I discover that making abstract art with an “Natural” sensitivity in thoughts lends alone to communicate of the feelings concerned, alternatively than portray a quite sunset that we all acknowledge to be a sunset. The reasonable landscape artist discusses the beauty of a forest they are portray. I am targeted on the feelings and inner thoughts that my artwork conveys, atmospheric memories relived. Natural artwork reeks of a specific familiarity, anything very essential, and important in our day by day lives. My paintings express the natural complexities that surround us, from time to time about serenity, from time to time complex layering programs of decay  or destruction. All of existence responds to the primitive, tangible, evolution of our planet, some just a little nearer to the supply. Natural artwork is rudimentary, it is important, it can be primordial, supportive and essential. It might specific alone in a piece of  raku fired ceramic, a collection of twigs, or paint on a canvas, twisted, layered, and textured. Natural artwork is all around us. Search at the car or truck bumper rusted in a stunning swirl of burnt sienna, or the crimson paint peeling off the fence, they are all examples of a natural art becoming effected by time. Natural artwork is and normally has been a element of our ever altering planet.