"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful."
Beep boop, more MS5 experiments. Workin’ on digital woodcuts + watercolor tint. I FORGOT HOW MUCH I LOVE WOODCUTS.
by Nicholas Buer, via Boing Boing.
I used to think this sort of picture was enhanced, then I went to The Gambia and realized that without light pollution you can actually see the sky like that. Don’t get me wrong, no one should have to live like the people I was living with out there - we’re so comfortable here in the UK and electric lighting is part of that, and I wish everyone in the world could be as comfortable as we are. But at the same time we’ve lost something, we’ve hidden this huge reminder of how small we are behind light pollution and I can’t help feeling it’s made us arrogant. We’ve hidden the stars, lit up the darkness and we think we’ve tamed the night but we’re just deluding ourselves, and by hiding away in our cities from the darkness and the weather and the cycle of the seasons we’ve also prevented ourselves from being able to appreciate how much bigger than us the universe is and how awe inspiring. Seeing the sky like that in The Gambia, black velvet frosted with diamonds, was an incredible experience that so many people don’t have and the saddest thing is growing up in Britain I hadn’t even realised what I’d been missing.