When Art Imitates | Part Two

Continuing on our visual journey out of Wynwood, Miami, here is another pairing of images that demonstrates how art may imitate, or be inspired by nature.

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Wynwood, Miami | Free Standing Blue Heron

This left-over piece of art is standing outside the 10,000 square-foot pop-up gallery, called Basel House. Part of the Art Basel stunts of early December 2014, it was a week-long art and entertainment fair focusing on street art. Inside the tent, supposedly artists painted live on canvases, brick walls, cars or anything else they could get their hands on. There were DJs and bands. Sounds like ripping fun. Maybe next year.

For many of those Art Basel visitors, this mural may have been the closest to nature they got while visiting South Florida. I, however, had the privilege to observe many large wading and water living birds in the beautiful setting of the Everglades National Park.

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Everglades NP | The Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias

To better simulate the same composition used by the artist above, I cropped my original image of the bird in the wild. My photo actually features a whole lot more of that wetland sawgrass around the large wading bird than is seen here.

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