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How do we see things?

The factors of design contain a multitude of elements: lines, planes, perspective,shadow, light, texture, color, and material property. With so many ideas and controversial editing one has to be a visual conductor-composing their space until it is perfectly in tune.

So where do we find inspiration?

Architecture, painting, music, dance – they all source inspiration from nature and the artists surroundings within that particular time and space. Art is always evolving.

Impressionist painter Claude Monet is best remembered for his plein-air landscape painting, and his palette for soft pastels holding the greatest depth of light and air. In the same lifetime, painting would give way to photography and men like Ansel Adams would capture the light of the world through his viewfinder.

There is music that emulates it’s surrounding like the falling of leaves or a swan gracefully lifting off the water. Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composed a piece that sounds like the buzzing of bees in flight, called “Flight of the Bumblebee”. Jochem van Grieken is a composer with insect inspirations as well, he has translated the chaotic pattern of crickets and “plays” them using light and energy  http://jochemvangrieken.com/the-insect-orchestra/

Patterns, natural happenings, gravity that causes these shifts, light, day, seasons, changing elements like water to snow. These do not evolve, they are universal since the dawn of this world, it is art that evolves, we evolve, and learn. This is what inspires us.

-Kayla Bee

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