A study in the relationship between nature and the creative work of man

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janet Lee Pratt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gregory Ivy

Abstract: The essence is in the moist and murky soil, in the smell of frozen trees in winter, and in the ebb and flow of water. The continent closes into sea, and there is a harmonious fusion where the artist may find the past, present and future; this, flowing through the channel of his soul, affects his creative expression in whatever medium he may choose. This is a world in which the artist may search with satisfaction and knowledge of a growing understanding of the creative drive within himself and the effects of this drive on his painting. This is a world in which life is continued even in the turbulence of heavy surf--the world where the tide covers large areas, then ebbing, uncovers the living of millions of creatures, uncovers the patterns of rock and rockweed, and uncovers a continuing universal process. A study of the ways of this shore and of its creatures can only widen the scope for an artist in his understanding of the ways and elements of design. Here may live the artist.

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Language: English
Date: 1959

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