I am inspired by human involvement and interaction with nature. Even the smallest of human decisions, both positive and negative, make a tremendous impact on life and nature. I love nature. The land, sky, and sea –are all major components in my creative vision. All living creatures can hold a double meaning – they can represent happiness, sadness, fear, or accomplishment. It is these emotions that I convey through depictions of the interaction of nature and humanity.
Anyone who has had an experience of mystery knows that there is a dimension of the universe that is not which is available to his senses. There is a pertinent saying in one of the Upanishads: When before the beauty of a sunset or of a mountain you pause and exclaim, ‘Ah’, you are participating in divinity. Such a moment of participation involves a realization of the wonder and sheer beauty of existence. People living in the world of nature experience such moments every day. They live in the recognition of something there that is much greater than the human dimension. – Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
artist’s website: www.lorensantiesteban.com