Art & Design

‘I don’t paint nature. I am nature.’ – Jackson Pollock

The natural world has inspired artists and designers since the beginning of time. Here we share the work of talented painters, landscape designers, architects, photographers, sculptors and more who design, make and create work inspired by plants and the natural world.

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‘The Awkward Gardener’ by Natasha Cantwell

Art & DesignA photographic exploration of defiant suburban gardens by Natasha Cantwell.

The Art of Nature: Karl Blossfeldt

Art & DesignThe photographic genius of Karl Blossfeldt.

NYC’s Park in the Sky

Art & Design, CultureHow NYC's derelict freight line became a wilderness in the sky.

The Wasteland Grows Up

Art & DesignLandscape architects and urban designers are transforming degraded city sites all over North America.

Rousseau in the Jungle

Art & Design, CultureHenri Rousseau painted exotic jungles, but he was really the ultimate city dweller.

Oh, van Gogh!

Art & Design, CultureVincent van Gogh painted sunflowers, olive orchards and lemons – and he's up next in our artist series.

Camille Pissarro: The Impressionist Gardener

Art & Design, CultureWe're exploring artists who depict nature this month - first up is Camille Pissarro.

The Garden: Art, Dalliance, or Both?

Art & Design, GardensAn exploration of the idea of gardens as art, and the implications of the title.

Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernist Gardener

Art & Design, GardensRoberto Burle Marx was an artist, landscape architect, plant hunter and passionate environmentalist.

Swing by the Secret Garden

Art & DesignThe 'Secret Garden' exhibition opens on the 1st of October in Collingwood. Check it out!

Ritual & Nature: The Art of Tamara Dean

Art & DesignTamara Dean's breathtaking art explores the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Natural Desires: The Olmsted Brothers & the Greening of Seattle

Art & DesignAn exploration of the lasting legacy of landscape architects the Olmstead Brothers in greening the city of Seattle.

Shona Wilson: Collaborations with Nature

Art & DesignArtist Shona Wilson's chief collaborator is nature. They're a match made in heaven!

Brooke Holm: Canada

Art & DesignGorgeous landscape photography of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in winter.

(Botanical) Tattoos: Art or Craft?

Art & Design, CultureA musing on the question of tattoos as art. And a whole bunch of botanical tattoos. Just because.

Samorn Saxinay Dyes with Compost!

Art & Design, CultureSamorn Saxinay is a weaver and designer who stumbled across the the idea of dyeing with food scraps, thanks to a hug from her grubby daughter.

Death, Decay & Flowers

Art & DesignWhat could be truer than death? Writer and photographer Annabelle Hickson explores the beauty and truth found in decay.

Emerging, Decaying

Art & DesignA photographic exploration of the temporal nature of existence by Peter Whyte.