realism and naturalism,  natural and unadorned beauty

The difference between realism and naturalism is art.

Beauty must be natural and unadorned; beautiful things are stress relieving.

Theodor W. Adorno

Drawing

Our visceral concept of what is "natural" depends on what we are used to, and will continue to evolve as technology does.

The blueness of the sky is in our mind.

Humor
Seeing art

Do we need to represent figures exactly as they appear in life ?

human femur and leg
Resilience through art making

Resilience through art making.

There is a complexity apparent in these pictures that take them beyond beauty. It is hard to imagine anything not feeling special in the ‘dream-like life’ that we share with our technology, deep into the internet forest.