Beauty of Nature

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to excercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” -Max de Pree

This quote has reminded me of how important it is to preserve space where people can come to reflect and heal from every day stresses and problems. It also makes me happy to say that McMaster is located by such a nice stretch of land as Cootes Paradise because when stress begins to overwhelm me I go for a stroll through Cootes and all is calm. We need to continue to preserve spaces such as this and limit construction especially near areas where eco systems are so diverse and unique. -Vanja S.

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3 Responses to Beauty of Nature

  1. schlangerg says:

    Could this turn into your project? I am beginning to see a Candy Chang like project on campus. She uses stencils and sidewalk chalk to share text, quotes and to engage the viewer to respond to questions. Are you interested in finding other quotes or coming up with questions of your own?

    You should also look into a few other artists… Candy Chang, Anna Garforth, Swoon…

    maybe a quick google “green street art” or “eco-friendly street art”

    • vanuu says:

      I’ve left a comment instead of a reply; still getting use to this site. In case my comment does not notify you, thought I would leave this little reply. Cheers!

  2. vanuu says:

    I haven’t thought abou it, although that sounds amazing. My initial idea was a meditation “garden”. With actual “seating” where one could meditate in nature. I used Maui Chair and Goldsworthy’s “stone work” as an example of what the seating might look like in the meditation “garden” (I do not like that word garden, sounds so cliche, I just have no other way to articulate the idea). However, I am going to look into these artists as I haven’t begun my preparatory drawings for upcomming week of your visit. Hmmmmmm… Wish I had seen this sooner! Thank you for the idea I will most certainly look into it.

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