Sep 21, 2020
Quoting from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist:
"For millennia artists have used a sense of place to shape and deepen their creativity."
"When we enter the natural world, everywhere we turn we experience billions of shapes, colors, hues and rhythms. ..Nature stretches the imagination and enriches us in a very personal way.
"All creativity begins with nature, and even the greatest artists cannot replicate her beauty, eternal variety, paradoxes and mysteries---" " Watching several films of the Great Barrier Reef, I entered a world that was so magnificent that it was difficult to believe it was real. From space, the Great Barrier Reef is called the Blue Opal..."
The story of the Paleolithic cave artists:
Three spelunkers exploring cliffs of Pont d'Arc discovered exquisite Paleolithic art that had been unseen for 30,00 years.
"Artists had gathered and worked in the caves for thousands of years to paint their surroundings, especially the animals...Trios of horses, sublimely drawn and painted, arrest our gaze. Deer and bison are rendered with great detail by artists who loves with these animals daily. Within the Chauvet Cave are glorious paintings of hundreds of animal species that had never been discovered: bears, lions, panthers, hyenas and rhinoceroses...the Chauvet Caves reminds us of our shared creatiavity and humanity with our Paleolithic brothers."