Things are so crazy in the United States right now. There’s an ice storm in North Carolina and winter storm pummeling Texas.
There’s so much going on in the atmosphere that it made me think. We should highlight some amazing weather themed art.
Take this piece, for example. M.C. Escher is one of my favorite artists.
The muddy, wet ground reflecting clear skies is a beautiful portrayal of the recent thunderstorms we’ve gotten here in Florida. There is so much depth, so much to look at.
The tire treads and footprints just give it a realistic feel, which is ironic since it’s an M.C. Escher piece. After all, realism isn’t generally how his art is described!
In my search for weather themed art, I came across this piece called “Thunderhead”, by Frederick Phillips. The original (this is a print) was an oil painting.
The way the storm cloud is portrayed resonated with me. It’s almost as if there’s a storm brewing within the woman shown.
If you look at this print the weather aspect is drastically different than that of the Escher piece shared. The clouds are so lifelike.
The darker clouds give this piece the feeling of rain. I just love how she seems to be saying “bring it on, Mother Nature.”
There are so many elements to weather but for me, sunny weather makes me feel at peace. The picture below was taken by a member of our Her Blaze team.
Isn’t the sunrise perfect? I know this naturally beautiful, daily occurrence will be the perfect subject of some of your art submissions this week and we cannot wait!
“Appreciate the little things in life, they’re what really matter the most,” says Meek Mill and I think he’s onto something. The sun rises and sets every day.
We often take it for granted. Even though it’s a common occurrence, it can make for beautiful art!
Not sure what kind of art to submit? Are you a photographer in Texas?
Now is the perfect time to showcase your ability and take beautiful photos of this crazy winter storm you’re living through! I also read a devastating article about the sea turtles and how they’re being cold-stunned.
So maybe some wildlife conservation art showing the wildlife of Texas and the current weather patterns around. Or maybe you love sports.
Photograph alpine skiing. What a fun and creative way to showcase winter weather.
Or maybe you’re one of the lucky people living in Florida right now. When the rest of the world seems to be in a deep freeze, there is beautiful sunshine in Florida.
Let’s see your artistic impression of the Florida weather. Regardless of your interpretation of weather themed art, we want to see it!
As Audre Lorde said, “Art is not living. It is the use of the living.”
So, use what is alive within you to create amazing art. Send it to us here at Her Blaze so we can appreciate and celebrate you.
We have amazing fans and supporters who are (not so) patiently waiting to see your work!!