Perhaps the beauty of art is that it’s subjective. Swirls on a canvas, tunes plucked into the air, and clay formed into an angelic sculpture all capture the essence of the human spirit, leaving open opportunity to interpret the element which fuels creativity and sparks imagination from within.
But what about nature and the idyllic beauty captured outdoors? Is the perfection which mysteriously drives all of life conveying an art form through its fractal patterns, symmetric beauty, and monuments of humble proportion?
Such might have been a question Beth Moon once asked herself as she became inspired to photograph the world’s oldest trees fourteen years ago. Having traveled all over the world to capture the most magnificent trees that grow in remote locations, her artistic photos capture a wonderment and beauty in the trees that appear almost as old as the earth itself.
“Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment,” writes Moon.
Her beautiful collection of sixty photos were published in a book titled, “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time.” Below you can have a sneak preview of the book and interpret the mystery that mirrors collective creativity in both man and nature.