Sabino Canyon B&W Landscape — Composed of Nature and Soul   2 comments

Rock layers (1 of 1)-2 B&W Art blogSabino Canyon B&W Landscape by kenne

“Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which philosophy distinguishes as not me, that is both Nature and Art, all other men and my own body, must be ranked under this name, Nature. Nature, in the common sense, refers to essences unchanged by man: space, the air, the river, the leaf. Art is applied to the mixture of his will with the same things, as in a house, a canal, a statue, a picture. But his operations, taken together, are so insignificant, a little chipping, baking, patching, and washing, that in an impression so grand as that of the world on the human mind they do not vary the result.”

— from Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

2 responses to “Sabino Canyon B&W Landscape — Composed of Nature and Soul

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  1. What a powerful black and white photo that connects so well with Emerson’s thoughts.


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