Nature has a way of creating the world's best abstract art. Take a look at these amazing examples of Her work, photographed at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. It's hard not to be inspired just looking at these fabulous examples of color, texture and pattern, found inside the exhaustive collection of rocks, minerals, fossils and gem stones on display there. They're sure to make you want to grab a brush!
If you feel uninspired, look to Nature to revive your sense of creative excitement. You can't go wrong if you take the time to study her handiwork. It's readily accessible to every artist, no matter where they live. Whether it's found in museums, like the specimens above, or simply the colors of autumn leaves, the soft contours of moss, the stark lines of limbs and branches, or the glimmer of sunlight on water, Nature's infinite sources of inspiration are yours for the taking.
Text and images ©2016 Lynn Edwards