Metal and Stone
Enormous, delicate, coarse and decaying. The grand visions of man stand against nature. Found in a state of decay, they are a powerful reminder of our place in the balanced environment of the World.
The intersection of man and nature, humans and the ecosystem, has been an ever-constant source of fascination. Akin to the visual cues that remind you the enormous and the minute are in fact the same, the appearance of separation stemming only from one’s perception.
It is a window into the long passage of time, the cycle of the elements, the unity of all that there is. It’s a stark reminder of our place in the order of things. Despite our best efforts, nature cannot be dominated. We have learnt to reform and reshape aspect but ultimately, everything is what it is and will return that way. The fog of time and our short existence often lead us to forget that.
There’s a beauty in it. A calm. But also a sadness in the unnecessary environmental destruction. We may be unsettling the equilibrium but ultimately, we will be the ones that capitulate. If only we could let go of our desire to dominate, our fear of scarcity and realise that we are nature and are not separate from it.
Word list: Barron, Coarse, Decayed, Sombre, Sparse
Transition: Strong, robust human creations that dominate the horizon ultimately crumble into their original elements. The cycle of life, the passage of time, movement and stillness
Mood: Sombre, Contemplative, Calm, Open
Texture: Metal, Stone, Grain, Rust
Message: Embrace the cycle of being, it is deeply empowering
Colour: Purple, Orange, Yellow, Grey, Blue