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Nature As Public Art

This month’s theme focuses on public art, touching on fashion, street art, fine art, and, what may tend to get overlooked, the art found in nature. Nature is around all of us whether it be a tree lining a city street or sprawling mountain ranges covered in thick forests. Nature itself could

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Bonsai: A Giving Tree

Bonsai cultivation is a paradox. It requires you to manipulate nature, but also yield to nature’s supremacy. Our modern lifestyle is controlled by our cellphone clocks and Google calendars, but the patience inherent in growing bonsai renders the practice an act of faith in nature, for nature’s timetable is paramount

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