Artist is the one who steals the beauty of nature!
Today is a school day off in Columbus day. I went to the local Avalon park to keep the chance to see the pretty autumn leaves for a long time. As expected, the trees were squeezing out the beautiful colors of autumn, as if they were doing their best before winter just arrived and before the leaves fell. Mainly, I captured the natural colors of orange, brown, yellow, red, and purple with my camera. It is a color that exists only in these seasons. And it is also the perfect gift of nature and God.
Back home, I completed the beauty of autumn leaves with digital art. The autumn leaves piled up in the yellow-brown space shimmered like jewels. As you walk through the sparkling Yarrow Brown space, another dimension and time reveal.
Below is an autumn fall that I finished working on the computer. There is a pattern on the floor, like a perfect algorithm, so if you follow the design and paste it regularly, it becomes a nice piece of paper like the one below.
After completion, I uploaded it to online sites such as Etsy and Fine Art America as follows.
When I'm done with this kind of work, I sometimes feel a strong sense of accomplishment and get some guilt feeling behind the pleasure it brings. Because I know that I am not the creator of these patterns myself, but an imitator who copies the patterns of nature.
It is God who has created these beauties, the splendid beauty of nature and time, and I acknowledge that I am merely showing the beauty he has made in my way. In the past, looking at a landscape painting by Gustav Klimt, I admired how he managed to capture so well the swaying of the countless twinkling leaves when looking at the landscape under a tree. Would he have had the same concerns as me? A joy and a kind of guilt that shows the beauty that already coexists.
So I define an artist as someone who steals this natural beauty. It captures the beauty and energy that nature instantly radiates and puts it into the physical space of the canvas. They are hunters hunting such beauty somewhere.
Today, I want to share this beauty and energy that I received freely from nature in my work. I admit, too, is what an artist should do.
Myungja Anna Koh