Friday, July 8, 2011

Framing Nature

Framing Nature : A Window at San Antonio Museum of Art - digital photography 

I think most of the time it is hard to improve what nature has to offer.  Copying nature is challenging and I often feel humbled as I sketch and paint.  Nina Tandon in a TED talk experiences this in a completely different way in what she calls 'Biomimetic Paradigm" - as she copies nature in the lab. She engineers artificial tissues for transplants and therapies.  Watch her short video as she talks about this amazing process.  

18 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful catch, Meera...such a beautiful shot of what nature has provided unknowingly through man's random intervention.

meera said...

Thank you, Carol! The tree was huge -- the windows too narrow ! But it was a beautiful framing :)

Kathy Staicer said...

Beautiful photo.

meera said...

Thanks Kathy!!!

padmaja said...

Wow! It will be challenging to create painting panels similar to this.. who can beat nature:-)

AK said...

Very inspiring Meera.

meera said...

Padmaja, Thank you! --Yes, wouldn't it be neat to do a triptych or so going vertical with these?

Thanks Ak!

Katherine Thomas said...

That's very interesting to consider that there are many ways to capture nature and explore its beauty! Thanks!

meera said...

Thanks katherine! happy that you feel that way :)

Thaikaden said...

Beautiful...

Crystal Cook said...

That is such a gorgeous shot. Wouldn't it be cool to do a painting of each window and then hang them all like that? And I agree with you, there's just no copying nature.

Liz.Blog said...

Wonderful post and image!

meera said...

@Thaikaden, Thank You!


Crystal, that will be a challenge to meet!!!


Liz, Thank you, I really appreciate your comment -- you made my day :)

B said...

an old tree all twisted the right pleasing way viewed through a series of windows on a summer day, what else can u ask for and picture of of it for all of us to view thank u meera

nikhilkardale said...

Again, lovely perspective in this shot!

kala said...

Mindblowing shot loved it a lotttt

Meera Rao said...

Thank you very much Kala :) I too was taken by the scene from the museum windows!

Meera Rao said...

Nikhil :) I am touched.

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